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Control the Wicked Boom
"A preventer is an adjustable line that holds the boom out. Preventers should be rigged permanently on both sides of the boat using line whose diameter is at least as large as your mainsheet's, either Dacron or nylon (some sailors like nylon's stretch for absorbing shock loadings that might break the boom). There are two kinds of preventers: the combination preventer-vang and the offshore preventer. "
(Submitted by Noel Sat Jun 19, 2004 )
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