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Re: Wing on Wing
Small boat can be vague.
I would not use a vang preventer on a vessel over 35 feet. Under 35 feet I would only do do in light air and calm seas and only if a boom end preventer was not tenable.
In ocean conditions I use a preventer when broad reaching as well and I will not go DDW.
BTW running in very light air is nearly impossible and very frustrating as you "outrun" the wind in lulls.
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