Preventer

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Preventer

Postby Ru88ell » Wed Nov 10, 2010 1:55 pm

In one of Dennis's video's he's gull winging on the auto tiller whilst filming. If I'm honest, I would have rigged a 'preventer' in that situation to prevent an unwanted gybe. Does anyone else rig these, and, if so, how?
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Postby Dennis » Wed Nov 10, 2010 6:42 pm

Hello Ru88ell

Well spotted.

A preventer would be useful under such circumstances.

I have had one "hairy" moment whilst running using the autopilot. Wind was dead astern, mainsail right out, boom touching shroud. Went onto foredeck to attach pole to genoa when the wind shifted causing the gybe. I managed to hold onto the shroud in the resultant 30° heel and haul myself back up around the mast and into the safety of the cockpit.

Yes, a preventer would have been the sensible thing to do!

It would be easy to quickly lash to boom to the shroud using a short length of rope and a quick release knot.

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Postby Ru88ell » Wed Nov 10, 2010 9:29 pm

Dennis
I wondered what would happen in a crash gybe, and now I know. ;) I think I'd be more likely to run a line from the end of the boom, around the shroud and tie off on the post. I'll have a better idea when I'm on Zephyr for real.
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Postby David Hudson » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:03 pm

I remember preventers.

Are they the same as profilactics?

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Postby Michiel » Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:07 pm

Hi David,

As I had never heard of the word 'profilactics', I googled it, and got the following:

[color="Red"]29 Aug 2007 ... e's condoms are an easy-on male profilactic meant to eliminate struggles in the dark of tear-off condoms and provides a smooth transition ...[/color]

Can you explain to me what this has to do with gybing??
The 'preventing' bit could make sense, though.

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Postby David Hudson » Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:00 pm

As you know the Brits are slaves to puns, hence another
meaning for the word preventer.

We should all practise safe jybing!

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Postby Michiel » Mon Nov 15, 2010 9:02 pm

Nice reply!
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