[Rhodes22-list] Vang bail

Rick Lange sloopblueheron at gmail.com
Fri Aug 16 12:26:03 EDT 2019

Hi Alex,

I don't know what a vang can add to end-boom sheeting, especially with an
IMF mainsail and its loose foot.


Rick Lange

On Thu, Aug 15, 2019 at 10:57 PM S/V Lark <Colealexander at hotmail.com> wrote:

> I bought a Vang this spring on sale.  I wanted to through bolt a bail to
> the
> boom and get a couple short straps with eyes to hook to the bolt on the
> mast
> step, so I could mount a vang when the top was down , or just tuck the
> straps under the mast and leave the Vang in the drawer as desired.    I
> think somebody did something similar in the archives.   I have been
> hesitant, mostly because I didn’t want to stress the gooseneck and lack the
> engineering to know the consequences.    I short tack too much to rig a
> preventer style line with a fuse.  If nothing else the Vang is one of the
> few original parts on my alternate boat, therefore overdue to break.    I
> know it wasn’t money wasted.
> APS decided nautical fashion is more lucrative then sailing.  I just looked
> at their 25% off everything sale and began to think again.    Does anybody
> have feedback?    What is the diameter of the boom extrusion?
> Alex
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> S/V Lark
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