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Re: boom vang seems wrong
Yes, good observation. Simply remove the cleat from the block or replace it with the proper block. No reason for that cleat if you're going to a stopper/clutch/cleat aft. You'll want to try to remove the whole assembly (the adjustable angle cheek plates and cleat base). If not possible, remove the camcleat and tilt it up as far as you can to minimize chafe on the leading aft portion.
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