Has anyone experimented with a boom vang or even just a rope stopping the boom from lifting? The downhaul keeps the boom from going up against the mast but the end is harder to keep in check.
I got caught in a really strong wind and the boom kept wanting to lift up. It was really quite scary and made me think that I could use some help in controlling the sail / boom. Is it ever done on a sprit sail?
Or maybe its just that I am not strong enough?