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Re: Galilee 15' - Need help
I may be misunderstanding things. When does the boom drop to the deck? Does the properly-raised sail, by itself, hold the boom up off the deck?
When sailing, can you sheet in close-hauled and get nice sail shape, and the boom is up around 90 degrees?
the vang is for holding boom end down, typically for downwind sailing. A topping lift holds the boom up when the sail isn't. It needs to be slack enough that the boom can be trimmed fully in, and down, for a beat. If you're able to do all this, then you may noe need a topping lift on a boat that small. Most boats under 20 feet don't have one.