Online Book: Sail Handling Made Easy, Chapter 23 of 27

Rigging a Proper Preventer—Part 2

In Part 1 I wrote about why rigging a proper end boom preventer is vital when sailing off the wind. In this post I’m going to share how we have made rigging a preventer easy on Morgan’s Cloud.

This is information that will help you set up your boat so that you can, like us, always have a proper preventer rigged when the boom is far enough out to make it possible.

But first, let’s start off with a short video to demonstrate how easy it is to use this system in practice.

Now, let’s dig into the details and look at the two parts of our system, which I have named the boom line and the deck line.


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Meet the Author

John

John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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