Features July 2017 Issue

Tools to Tame the Jibe

Boom brakes and shock-absorbing accessories get a mixed review.

The loads of a flying jibe in late summer squall are enough to shred sails, rip out deck or boom fittings, bend or break the boom gooseneck, or even bend the boom itself. The novice sailor learns very quickly to be wary of an unintentional jibe.

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