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Sail & Rigging - Boom brake or Preventer?
14 February 2015 - 13:53
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Join Date: 01 February 2007
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Boom brake or Preventer?
I currently use a preventer rigged from the end of the boom and taken forward to the bow and then back into the cockpit. I am considering changing to a boom brake as this looks like a more workable solution especially when the wind gets on the wrong side of the sail.

Has anybody any experiences they can share?

John B 411 010

15 February 2015 - 08:49
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Join Date: 03 March 2007
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Different beasts... I have both.
Running preventer.. the brake is not very effective here...it is just a brake and the boom generates a lot of power as it comes around.. not to mention that it does nothing during the initial period where the boom starts to come around and generates a lot of force..

Upwind and beam reaching the brake is good... the preventer just gets in the way.

2 cents worth

Fair winds and no crash jibes.. (;-)

Mike

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