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Old 08-06-2016, 21:39   #1
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Wichard Jib'Easy Boom Brake

I have a Wichard Jib'Easy Boom Brake. I purchased it knowing that my sail area was at its upper limits, but not that they didn't supply enough line for a 45' boat. It's special line and I don't want to spend the money to replace it with a longer piece. Therefore I'm selling a brand new, in box, Jib'Easy. Price $185 plus shipping.

One of my friends uses one on his Hunter 36.

Please contact at 925-455-5816 or by email at mlibkind (at) bsweet (dot) net.
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Don't sell it, it is a great bit of kit. For a longer line, go to a mountain climbing shop and buy the
rope they use for abseiling, that's what I did and it works perfectly.


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Climbing ropes are designed to stretch a great deal; they work as a spring when you fall. So are you telling me that the rope supplied with the Jib'Easy is a very elastic rope? If so, where can I verify this information?

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Don't sell it, it is a great bit of kit. For a longer line, go to a mountain climbing shop and buy the
rope they use for abseiling, that's what I did and it works perfectly.


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email sent - I also have a hunter 36
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No, abseiling is what the rest of the civilized world calls rappelling . For rappelling, the use a static line that has very little stretch. If you have an REI close by, you can get static line there. Otherwise there are many sources online.

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Climbing ropes are designed to stretch a great deal; they work as a spring when you fall. So are you telling me that the rope supplied with the Jib'Easy is a very elastic rope? If so, where can I verify this information?
Yes the rope is stretchy, a lot in fact. Talk directly to Wichard or someone that supplies their products, am sure they will tell you the same.
If you think of the job it does, the line will stretch on the gybe, then start to run through the gybe easy, the line will un-stretch, then at the end of the gybe the boom stops and the line stretches a little again. All designed to be forgiving on the boom hardware.

How do I know all this? I had an older style boom brake on a profurl boom furler, one gybe in 30 knots and the brake failed/jammed the boom amidships and caused years of headaches, continually fixing the boom.
I now have the gybe-easy, never a problem.
Another great benefit is in light winds, the boom doesn't bang around, just moves slightly on the line stretch.
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It's sold.
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