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post #6 of Old 07-06-2009
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I second the Garhauer rigid vang. The small version will work well on your boat.

As for the rigging, in additon to renewing the wire & turnbuckles, it would be very wise to check your chainplates very carefully on an older Cal, looking for elongated pin-holes and especially for any evidence of leakage on the underside of the deck and behind the chainplates in the bulk-heads. Loosing the rig to a ruptured chainplate weakened by crevis corrosion at the thru-deck point-which we have seen several times-will ruin your whole day. If there is any doubt, replace them. JSI rigging in St. Pete can provide replacement chainplates very inexpensively.

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