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Re: Is a Vang Really Useful on a mid to Large Boat?

Originally Posted by Sabreman View Post
Should I ditch the vang and stay with the preventer? This discussion is not about rigid vangs, it's about whether any vang can effectively shape a mid-size main with mid-boom sheeting.
Disclaimer: I didn't read 3 pages of replies.

Short answer: YES

Long answer: You need to move the attachment point on the boom towards the gooseneck. Try to keep the angle of the purchase to around 45*, that will be the most efficient angle. 8:1 might do it, but a 16:1 would probably be better for that size boat. Can you get a better photo? Email it to me and I'll take a closer look.

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