Originally Posted by filaviasail
interessing but please tell me the exact name of it or the site, i hope it is not expencive. my sistem is only 10 euro and i make it working with a big sheet and it works ok beive me...
Here is the dutchman's website
Welcome to the website DutchmanBoomBrake.com
is very fair at about USD$330 or so
To me, price
is irrelavant if it works. The Dutchman boom brake
works GREAT! Infinitely adjustable, smooth, easy to use
Your system looks similar to the gybe easy (picture below), at least in principle, relying on friction alone. While the gybe easy works, it is not very smooth in operation. Your product may perform better, but I have not tried it to compare it to
I do like the idea of repurpossing other inexpensive products is great. Not sure I would use a piece of climbing equipment
to brake the incredible force of a gybing boom.
Great price, no doubt. Where the safety
of me, my crew and my boat are concerned, I am willing to fork over the cash for the Dutchman setup.