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Old 05-18-2012
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Re: Rigid Boom Vang

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Originally Posted by talbot View Post
Having just learned the hard way. I can tell you the weak link is the boom vang end fittings. Keep in mind with a rigid boomvang pushing up on it, the gooseneck needs to be able to keep the boom from twisting, even when a someone is hanging off the aft end of the boom trying to furl the sail.
The Garhauer design looks pretty strong. The price includes mounting plates custom-shaped to fit the boom and mast.

I did have a swaged connection on the vang fail on my daysailer. The whole vang assembly shot up into the sky, and sank where it landed.
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