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boom vang

My friend recently looked at a C&C 30 mkII with the traveler mounted on the cabin top. The mainsheet attached to multiple locations (I think 3) on the boom. Since the boom attachment points are towards the middle of the boom, will the mainsheet perform the same function as the vang (control twist) when the boom is eased out? Or should there be a vang? I personally have seen these boats with and without a vang.Thank you.
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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!

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Definitely add a vang. Period.
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