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Originally Posted by killarney_sailor View Post
BTW, I don't think I can tie my boom out of the way on deck since it has a rigid vang.
I have a rigid boomkicker also. I slide the traveler all the way to one side with some slack in the main sheet. I use a dock line to pull the boom as far to the opposite side as possible. Then I grind the main sheet in to hold the boom. Works a treat.

As far as loads are concerned the load that the block will see may be up to twice the sheet load depending on the angles in and out of the block.

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