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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....
That's what the spare crew is for.
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.
If you don't have a traveller, then you need a vang. The OP has a traveller (a shortish one, but a traveller nonetheless).
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