Boom vang suggestions

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Boom vang suggestions

Postby catalacmarc » Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:41 pm

Friends, my '91 Capella appears to have been rigged with preventers and I am changing over to a vang at the mast. Can the turning blocks on the cabin roof be used to run the vang line to the cockpit? Loads on a vang can be high. Using a Dyneema webbing strap around the base of the mast in leiu of drilling more holes in the mast to mount it. And, yes the angle is shallower than optimal.
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Re: Boom vang suggestions

Postby martincreek150 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:56 pm

My understanding is that end boom sheeting and a long main sheet traveler largely obviates the need for a boom vang? And, that a boom vang doesn't serve the same purpose as a preventer? Are you trying to shape the mainsail or prevent inadvertent jibes?
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