Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Wichard GYB'Easy Boom Brake

Gybe safely with Gyb'Easy, the new Wichard boom brake.

Why a boom brake? Gybing remains one of the most challenging operations on a sailing boat even for experienced sailors and can possibly generate injuries and material damage.

An inadverdent gybe is always a danger and any product that can reduce the possible risks is worthwhile. This new unit from Wichard took out the Mets 2007 Dame Award in the Deck Equipment category.

Gyb'Easy is an efficient and safe solution to reduce such risks.

Concept: Thanks to the frictions of the specific line called Gyb'Flex passing over the boom brake, the boom is allowed to gybe smoothly and without jerks. The more the line passes over the openings, the more the friction is increased and hence the brake efficiency.

Settings of the Gyb'Easy: The adjustment is made thanks to the tension of the line. 3 different positions exist for a better adaptation of the mainsail and wind conditions.

Easy installation: It takes a few minutes to install it on a eye strap of the boom. Two different fittings can be implemented to fit with all the deck configurations.

Making use of new deck hardware such as this unit leads to and encourages safer sailing - we recommend it.

You can read more about safety in sailing in my ebook 'Voyage of the Little Ship 'Tere Moana' on my website http://www.sailboat2adventure.com/

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