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Re: Rigid Boom Vang
Yes.. I see what you were getting at.. sorry.
Still, unless you have a very thin sectioned boom ultimately there should be no issue.. looking at the other side of it (the vanging side) arguably larger loads downward are generated upon the boom section when aggressively vanging in a stiff breeze.. if the boom can take that it can likely take the 'support' forces too. And those vanging forces are present whether the vang is rigid or not.
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