Originally Posted by deluxe68
I am shopping
for a 40ish cruiser and was looking at some Valiants on Yachtworld. I noticed that they did not have rigid vangs. Is there a downside to having a rigid boom vang
on a cruiser?
That bit of deck
is often used for dinghy storage
on the Valiant. Our Walker Bay fits just perfect there between the dodger
and the mast
, as ours didn't come with any sort of vang. Ours is a 1975, with end boom sheeting. We go back and forth with the dink between there and the foredeck, depending on circumstances.
Also, a lot of the Valiant owners tend to bring the vang forward and outboard
as a preventer, which doesn't work with a rigid vang.
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