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How useful would this be?

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Forum Name: Repair & maintenance
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Printed Date: 23 Jan 21 at 5:53am
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Topic: How useful would this be?
Posted By: serengrant
Subject: How useful would this be?
Date 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.

Posted By: patj
Date Posted: 03 Sep 18 at 5:03pm
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!

Posted By: Rupert
Date 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.

Firefly 2324, Lightning 130, Puffin 229, Minisail 3446

Posted By: 423zero
Date Posted: 03 Sep 18 at 6:54pm
The knocks on your head work too.

Posted By: Sam.Spoons
Date 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.

Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"

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