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Re: Diagram for upgrades - will they work?
I agree that if you can reach the vang from the cockpit INCLUDING when heading downwind, there's no need to bring it back. However if you can't, it certainly is necessary to bring it back, as the ability to adjust it quickly, in a gust, without putting yourself in danger, is an essential safety feature, IMHO.
I know sailors who have it long enough to reach the helm, and have a cam cleat, so they can release it quickly.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay