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Re: is this a boom vang?

That's a boom vang and attachment for a mainsail that is reefed by rolling it around the boom. The semicircle yoke 'thingy' accomodates the rolled sail, but also is tight enough to grab onto the boom when unreefed.

It would need to be slid onto/over the boom with the gap up before connecting the mainsheet.


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