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I moved my cabin top traveler to put in a dodger. Mid boom travelers are a good thing for racing as they act as a vang. They more heavily load the boom however. If you're crusing they keep the sheets of the cockpit , less to tangle up the crew
Any mainsheet setup when hard on the wind has a vanging effect. However no mainsheet can possibly have any vanging effect once the sheets are eased - and that's when the vang is most critical.

Don't make the mistake of assuming you won't need a vang because you have mid boom sheeting.


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I think I am just going to stay where I am at with the traveler - I don't need anymore holes in the boat.

But the running of the lines is a consideration.
Probably your best bet - certainly the easiest and least expensive mod and the improvement would be considerable. You could probably avoid the cost of a clutch and just use a good cam cleat for the mainsheet on the cabin top - put it right at the back edge of the cabin so you won't chafe the gel coat when you're trimming.

As I mentioned before while you're at it, add two more and run your traveller adjustment lines aft as well.

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I have a normal vang, along with another smaller one in front of it.
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Don't make the mistake of assuming you won't need a vang because you have mid boom sheeting.
Oh, boom vang, your use is so misunderstood. This post should be highlighted in yellow or something. Truth.
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