As I've mentioned elsewhere, I've just bought a 1986 CS30, my first boat, and am learning my way around it. I've just found a problem and am kicking myself for not having caught this before I bought the boat.
The plate where the vang is attached has been nearly pulled out in one corner. The surveyor didn't catch this either.
Anyway, I have two questions. First, how much is it going to cost me to fix this? (It seems to still be solid, no movement in the plate, but obviously it's compromised.) Second, upon studying the setup I'm beginning to wonder if the vang is improperly attached and the mainsheet and vang tackles should switch places. Can anyone tell me if it's properly set up?
See the following photo to see what I mean
Actually, on second thought, that seems like the right setup because otherwise the mainsheet and vang lines will get tangled. Yet, it seems odd that the vang loading is all on one side of the plate, not centered or anything.