Here are some scenes of Snow Gum’s Code 0, up close and personal.
The squeaking!? We hunted it down, to the Walder Boom Brake. The noise was echoing along the boom, transferring into the mast and even down the mast support post, so we could hear it inside. Hmmmm. 😏 However, we did a big gybe (deliberate!) and the boom brake worked well, slowing down the last part of the swing quite nicely. It’s a fine art, adjusting this boom brake. Too tight and the boom flat refuses to gybe when you want it to. Too loose and it’s like it isn’t there. Practice is needed.