I have a fairly big boat. Mainsail
is 46 sq. meters (approx 500 sq.ft. for all you non metric types). Since I have been mostly coastal sailing up to now, I've tied a piece of rope
(nylon) to the boom and then down through a block and back to the cockpit
This functions, and actually is useful when gybing to control the gybe.
Since we'll be going blue water
soon, I've thought about buying
a boom brake
. I've loked at several, the Dutchman system seems to be good.
But the prices! My system cost nothing since it was an old piece of rope
I cut in half. These systems run usd 500+++++
Ok anyone have any experience with the Dutchman? Or another system they like better (and why?).
Thanks ahead of time.