Boom vang, optional?
The other day I had between 2-4 passengers for fun sailing. I didn't attach the boom vang that day because it was light wind and it left things a little more open in the cockpit. Were I racing I would use it obviously but I am wondering if others find this kind of as an optional rigging item. The boom vang bridle hung up the centerboard once but short of that, there were no apparent issues. Anyone else try this or recommend against it?
"If the sea did wild or wicked things, it was because she could not help them." - Hemmingway