Vang

also known as a kicking strap

Vang

• (n.) A rope to steady the peak of a gaff.
Found on http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/vang/

Vang

Vang noun [ Dutch vangen to catch, seize. See Fang .] (Nautical) A rope to steady the peak of a gaff.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/webster/V/5

Vang

A device used to keep the boom from rising.
Found on http://www.seadercraft.com/sailing_glossary.html

Vang

A device, usually with mechanical advantage, used to pull the boom down, flattening the sail.
Found on http://www.sailinglinks.com/glossary.htm

vang

A kicking strap or preventer set up to stop the boom from lifting.
Found on http://www.diy-wood-boat.com/Boating-terms.html

vang

rope used to steady the gaff of the fore-and-aft sail
Found on http://phrontistery.info/v.html

Vang

Steadying rope.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20645
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