Wichard Introduces New Gyb’Easy Boom Break
The Wichard Company drew inspiration from ice climbing and mountaineering hardware to develop an innovative three-setting boom break system designed to slow boom movement during the potentially dangerous gybe maneuver. Recently honored with a special mention at the 2007 DAME Awards at the recent METS show, the new Gyb’Easy boom break is complete with a special Gyb’Flex line, making it compact and easy to use.
The new Gyb’Easy is hot-forged from Series 6 aluminum, making it extremely strong and lightweight. The unique three-setting design can be quickly adjusted for wind or sea conditions by simply weaving the 40’Gyb’Flex line through one, two or three available resistance settings. Each additional weave increases resistance, slowing potential boom speed. Easy to rig, the Gyb’Easy is secured to the deck using common deck hardware.
“We feel this product will be a great addition to our already successful line of safety products,” said Vernon Hultzer, national sales and marketing manager of Wichard USA. “Our in-house R&D team developed this revolutionary product by drawing on technology from Wichard’s Simond division, which is an ice climbing and mountaineering hardware brand focused on reliability and safety. Manufactured from hot-forged aluminum, the Gyb’Easy has no moving parts and requires no maintenance or inspection.” The new Gyb’Easy boom break is available now at most marine chandlers.