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I am a fan of boom brakes. I had a Dutchman on the main of a Corsair F31 and it allowed me to gybe the asymmetric single handed while ignoring the main, very valuable on a boat with a rotating mast!

The Witchard is less adjustable but once you get it right it should work fine.

The extra lines was the price I paid for the convenience of the controlled gybe. Once I had the boom brake set correctlyI did not use a preventer.

Phil
 
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