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Boom Vang vs Boom furling?
I have a Crown 18 , essentially a slightly smaller Cal 20 with a centerboard
It didn't come equipped with a boom vang
However it does have the interesting feature of being able to roll up the main on the boomit kind of ratchets around, the sheet attaches at the end
I did attach a boom vang but of course this makes the roller boom arrangement unworkable ( i didn't think it through but I can remove it)
my questions are
Has any one here used a rolling boom main furler and do they work well ?
Is a boom vang a more practical thing to have than a roller furling main?
i really like the idea of being able to reef easily