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Re: Is a Vang Really Useful on a mid to Large Boat?
I take it back. There may have been one time. I had a racer on board one time, and he pretty much spent the entire week he was on board with me, continuously pulling and adjusting ever single line on the boat, and then saying something like, "See, that increased our speed by a tenth of a knot."
I fiddle with the sails. It isn't unusual for me to squeeze half a knot more out of the boat when I come on watch.
Crossing the Atlantic, if I can fill a watch bill with people like me we'll save 4 days on the crossing. Even if you are correct about increasing speed by a tenth of a knot you'll still save a day. It adds up. Sail fast.
sail fast and eat well, dave
beware "cut and paste" sailors.
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