Most boomkickers and rigid vangs specifically state that they are not designed to support the weight of the boom for long periods of time. Several I looked at even say that if the boom is to be left for a long period of time, the topping lift should be used to support it.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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