[Rhodes22-list] Vang bail

Richard Stott ric at stottarchitecture.com
Fri Aug 16 13:11:24 EDT 2019

The vang   can be a very important sail control for any point of sail other than close-hauled.
I love using mine for broad reaching and dead down-  wing-n-wing.
Last year someone mentioned webbing straps with grommets at the mast step. 
I bought some webbing and grommets for a few bucks. 
The boat came with a simple vang that my dad used for a boom preventer.
Like most Rhodes - there was a bail on the boom but nothing to attach a vang to at the mast.  
It works great. 
sv Dadventure 
Hampton Bays 

Richard Stott, AIA, LEED AP 
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> On Aug 16, 2019, at 12:26 PM, Rick Lange <sloopblueheron at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Alex,
> I don't know what a vang can add to end-boom sheeting, especially with an
> IMF mainsail and its loose foot.
> Regards,
> 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
>> -----
>> Alex Cole
>> S/V Lark
>> --
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