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Old 06-17-2008, 07:43 AM   #1
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I'm considering purchasing a Wichard Gyb'Easy Boom Brake for our Moody 419 and am interested to know whether anyone else has had experience with this product. Details at Westmarine web site WM Model#9691312
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Old 06-17-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
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Do you get line as well for price they are quoting in the US ?

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Here is one made up from 316 S/S 10mm Round Bar

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Total cost S/S bar and forming & welding : $11.40

This one works well on a 49ft Ketch.

If you send me a PM with Email Add I will send you design which you can make up yourself
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Hi,

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AH, the pleasure of having a 19ft. traveller................................
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Go to a mountain climbing store and get a descender "figure 8" with the ears. Works like a boom brake at 1/3 the cost.
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Go to a mountain climbing store and get a descender "figure 8" with the ears. Works like a boom brake at 1/3 the cost.
Thanks Allegedly,

Managed to find one at around $29 US - here is the picture :-Fig_8.jpg

"Designed by the "Wizard of Iron" Denny Moorhouse the designer of the origional figure 8 descender back in 1968. Manufactured in Wales at International Safety Components (formerly the old "Clog" factory). Forged designed for strength and durability. Rescue 8 has "Ears" to aid in "locking off". Hard cote anodized finish. Figure 8 descender will accommodate 10-16mm ropes. Weight: 7oz/196g. Strength: 7875 lbf(35kN)."

Can to tell us how it could be rigged as a boom brake ? Not too sure about the ears - could they be a hazard.

Thanks for the input.

PS . Found a Video instruction (but still trying to work out how to rig on the boom to prevent unplanned gybes)
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