OVNI 435 Pèlerin under sail with a boom brake from Wichard called Gyb’easy in use.

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  1. Hi John
    I’ve recently bought an Ovni 395, currently moored in New Zealand waiting to explore this wonderful coastline and the Pacific beyond. Like Colin’s Pelerin my boat has the Wichard Gyb’easy ‘boom brake’ fitted that does it’s job of controlling a gybe very well. But it’s not a boom preventer.
    I’m planning the layout of the jacklines and boom preventer based on your research and recommendations (centreline jackline,etc) and have hit a snag. Practically the boom brake and centreline jackline will not work together unless one is a contortionist.
    Something will need to go – and it won’t be the jackline! But I do like the Gyb’easy.
    Any thoughts?

    • Hi David,

      Yup, that’s the big drawback with boom brakes. The other issue with them is the trip hazard from the control lines.

      Consequently, if it were me I would fit a good solid vang and make sure you are properly rigged for a proper preventer and then remove the boom brake.

      But then I’m a holly terror for clear decks and a huge believer in centre line jacklines, so this is a decision that can be argued either way.

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