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Mike McCoy

I have the 'standard' mainsheet rigging... No mainsheet traveler, just a couple blocks on the boomkin that run to/from a double block at the end of the boom. The mainsheet exits at one of the blocks on the boomkin and that's it. I do have an outhaul and topping lift.

I have no room for a vang (propane locker is in the way just aft of the mast).

I'm thinking even adding a preventer/vang about 2/3 aft on the boom (attached via snap shackle to the caprail) will help me control sail twist at least somewhat.

Anyone have any ideas how I might improve my ability to control sail shape while using my current mainsheet setup?

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