Morgan’s Cloud was fitted with an hydraulic vang and with hydraulic backstays when we bought her. Initially we were skeptical, feeling that such complexity had no place on a cruising boat, especially one that sails to remote places.
But over the years we have come to appreciate the convenience and ease of use of our Navtec hydraulic rigging system with its cockpit mounted control panel.
We do believe that a key requirement for reliability with these systems is getting them serviced regularly by someone who really knows what they are doing. Jay Maloney of Maloney Marine Rigging gives our system a good going over every five years.