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post #5 of Old 01-29-2014
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Re: Is a Vang Really Useful on a mid to Large Boat?

I think that vang is set up correctly. It is about as far out on the boom as it is down from the gooseneck. Agree with others that if you don't want to set up a preventer, then the boom vang will keep the boom from riding up (it won't prevent the boom from gybing). Since I don't even have a traveler, the vang will be useful, even when close to the wind in keeping sail shape consistent as I sheet out in puffs.

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