To eliminate the dangers inherent when gybing, the WALDER® boom brake controls the horizontal and vertical movement of your boom – allowing it to sweep gunwale to gunwale with complete safety.
The boom is not stopped dead in its tracks but, rather, travels from gunwale to gunwale in a gentle controlled sweep.
The braking effect is achieved by the frictional force produced as the line slides and tightens around the drum of theWALDER® boombrake.
With the WALDER® boombrake rigged, all that’s needed when sailing down-wind is to apply tension to the line, without leaving the safety of your cockpit. You’re really not need to climb on the deck.
WALDER’s new range of boom-brakes fits all sailboats ,mainsails up to 110m², with many possible adjustments,without leaving the cockpit.
In addition to providing safety and ease in gybing the WALDER® boombrake :
The Walder boom brake is an essential safety device that ensures the indispensable protection of your crew and equipment.