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Old 28-09-2011, 14:29   #46
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Re: 'EasyGybe' Boom Brake

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On our cat the literature for the boom brake says it will also act as a preventer. It has and will keep the boom from swinging across if tensioned too tightly.. We dont do this intentionaly bit sometimes its tough to grt the tension just right to control an accidental or even intentional gybe.
I'm sorry, the Dutchman can be tightened up so it can't move, my mistake.

If your having trouble setting the Dutchman you might not have the correct size rope. I remember reading something about that.
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Old 28-09-2011, 14:30   #47
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I'm surprised that in this entire thread no one mentioned building your own..

It's nothing but a line friction system. How hard could it be?
The Dutchman has a center pulley that can be adjusted for controlled jibes or can be tightened down as a preventer.
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I'm sorry, the Dutchman can be tightened up so it can't move, my mistake.

If your having trouble setting the Dutchman you might not have the correct size rope. I remember reading something about that.
Also it recommends using a set of purchase blocks to tighten the line.
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Re: 'EasyGybe' Boom Brake

Has anybody seen this one?

HUTTON-ARCO Yacht Winches

I have their winches and they are excellent.

Principal seems to be a helical drum with friction controlled by line tension - so can be done remotely.

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Re: 'EasyGybe' Boom Brake

It is a copy of a copy, unless it is the original design, which I doubt, google Dutchman boom brake for history. It looks beautifully made, Arco stuff has a good rep.
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Re: 'EasyGybe' Boom Brake

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Also it recommends using a set of purchase blocks to tighten the line.
true. I have the dutchman on both our boats, and have not found a need for the blocks. The winch seems to do quite well alone.. No problem making it act like a preventer by tightening the winch a bit more..and feathering it out to allow it to 'brake' across slowly

Calling Dutchman before your purchase..and after for install support is key to getting it rigged right..Once installed..it is easy to use.
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