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Boom Vang for the 22

Postby Paul » Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:24 pm

First / last trip out for the 22 and I became aware that my boom vang does not have a means of stopping the line. A single sheeve with a becket and a double sheeve using 5/16" line. I went through the on line manual just now and - there is no boom vang called out. Apparently this was not a stock item??? Do you folks use one, and what do you use?

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Postby Capt. Bondo » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:09 am

I do not currently have one.
It's on the list of things to get, but in the mean time, I find I can get good sail shape with proper use of the main sheet traveler and main sheet.
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Postby Nicknick32 » Fri Jun 08, 2012 2:31 pm

I have a 5-1 fiddle block as a boom vang, I forgot to put the vang on today and the boom jumped hard.,.......... glad I have it to put on quick.

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Postby Paul » Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:10 pm

West Marine has one supposedly sized for our boats that is a 4:1 and runs around $100. May not be a bad deal in that I tried to build one and the Harken fiddle block with two sheeves ran over $100.

In the mean time it is possible, since I'm merely trying to get this boat to float and then head off in a direction determined by me, that the vang is not currently needed. :wink:

Just wondering how needed it is on our boats

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