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A Minor Improvement on the Preventer



Using a dock line with a robber shock cord to improve the preventerTraveling south down the west coast of North America between May and September will mean a lot of deep downwind sailing.  Under these conditions, to stop the mainsail boom from accidentally jybing, most sailors use a preventer - a line tied from the back of the boom to a deck cleat. 

Stop the boom from slamming as the preventer line pulls tight, by using a big rubber dock line bungee on your preventer line.  Your boom and cleat will not suffer the shock loads and will last longer.