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    Posted: 03 Sep 18 at 11:50am
I had an idea for a gadget that would detect when the boom is about to change sides and sound an alarm to notify the sailor that they need to duck. It obviously would only really be needed for quite new sailors as eventually you get a feel for the way the sail moves but I wanted some opinions on the usefulness of this idea. Sorry if this is the wrong place to post, Im new to the forum amd this seemed the most appropriate place.
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Isn't that gadget called "Crew" and is attached to the kicker or boom by extension known as "arm and hand" and notifies helm with a call of "it wants to gybe" and also resists the gybe until helm is ready?
That's certainly the situation downwind in our boat!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Rupert Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep 18 at 6:17pm
Not so easy for the non existant crew in a Pico, though!

A little concentration usually does the job after a couple of goes, though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote 423zero Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep 18 at 6:54pm
The knocks on your head work too.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Sam.Spoons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 Sep 18 at 8:31pm
TBH a topper boom is unlikely to do serious damage but post it in the Keelboat forum, the boom on a 30+ footer can do some serious damage.

Edited by Sam.Spoons - 03 Sep 18 at 8:31pm
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