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vang line choice
Im adding a boom vang to my 30 Cape Dory and figure I can save some $ by using my own line. I have a 60' length of 7/16 sta-set X double braid salvaged from an almost new halyard that I managed to damage (arrgh) near the eye end. This stuff seems a little stiff but does it seem a reasonable choice?
Also near the mast base (deck stepped) is a bail bolted through the mast. Is that adequate or do I need a special reinforced plate or some kind.
And finally, any reason why I cant consider a 4:1 vang a good alternative to carrying a separate block and tackle for emergencies (eg hauling someone out of the drink)?