What kind of vangs are other hendos using. We have a soft one but are looking at going to a ridgid. Any thoughts?
I have a soft vang. I was going to replace with ridgid, but my boom has the IMS holes cut in the boom to make it lighter. I didn't want to bend the boom, so just went soft.
How does the rigid boom make it bend more? Isn't it just a spring pushing the boom up so it doesn't sag down? If you remove the solid piece you still have a soft cascade providing all the power...
Mainsheet pulls down and ridgid vang pushes up......what do you think is going to happen?
You reduce the pressure on spring/air/etc... If you are pulling that much load against the vang ram, you are not getting enough leech tension anyways.