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The boat is a 1989 Chris Morejohn 32. It's a sharpie hull, cold-moulded, fiberglass over plywood. 2-foot draft, does 6-8 knots out on the ocean. Chris is currently pondering the same question.
Is Chris the designer of the vane as well? If not, I would contact the vane designer/builder.
The best solution might be to avoid a vane that uses a rudder trim tab. Otherwise it just seems like you are needlessly complicating what could be a fairly simple installation, since most vanes already have a kick-up rudder feature. Consider an outboard version of the Cape Horn:
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