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Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calvert County, MD
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When the mainsheet is hauled in tight, then it does hold the boom down, of course. However, no matter where the mainsheet is attached to the boom, as it is eased out, then its holding down properties become less and less and you need a vang at that point. I don't have a vang on my Morgan because it has a primitive form of roller reefing on the main and I sure miss it!
Leith (rhymes with teeth) is the port of the City of Edinburgh in Scotland. A Leither is someone who comes from that area.
I must go down to the sea again, to the lonely sea and the sky - I left my shoes and socks there, I wonder if they're dry?