Which Harken Vang?

They both are the same except for the block that fits into the vang key and the double block that comes with it. The more expensive one comes with a slightly better quality line as well. I have the less expensive one and I find that it works fine. I wouldn't pay a extra 70+ dollars for the slight difference.


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The more expensive kit has more expensive blocks, lines and cleat. I wouldn't expect it to work measurably better.

The "new" cleating fittings were designed to be rigged as 15:1 (3 x 5). If you want some other ratio (12:1 is gaining some popularity), you want to get blocks and line lengths that are slightly different from those in the kits.