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Old 06-16-2008
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How to attach a solid vang

I'm adding a solid vang to my boat, looking at Forespar's Yacht Rod. The mast fitting looks pretty straightforward, but I wonder what people use to attach these to the mast - tapped machine screws, stainless rivets... what? These are under tension when it really counts and I don't the thing being uprooted off the mast. The boom fitting looks like it may be designed to fit some sort of track. Has anyone installed a Yacht Rod solid vang and know how the boom fitting attaches?

Also - any opinions on Garhauer vs Forespar?

BTW - this is a 46' sloop with ~500 sq ft of main, so its a handful.
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