Rigging a boom vang - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance
 Not a Member? 
  #1  
Old 08-08-2013
Barquito's Avatar
Barquito
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,019
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Barquito is on a distinguished road
Rigging a boom vang

My old Bristol 27 has never had a boom vang (AFAIK). I have one to install, but, two things occur to me.

1) On the B27 the boom is really low. And I think my main may even be cut a little too big. So, there the boom is only about 18" from the mast plate (the boom is about 10' long). Is this enough leverage for a vang?

2) I have a sliding gooseneck. If I vang-down when off the wind will the upward pressure of the sail on most of the boom just make the boom pivot around the vang, and force the gooseneck down?
__________________
Bristol 27
Cirque
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #2  
Old 08-08-2013
rhr1956's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Heath, TX
Posts: 487
Thanks: 1
Thanked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Rep Power: 4
rhr1956 is on a distinguished road
Re: Rigging a boom vang

Quote:
Originally Posted by Barquito View Post
My old Bristol 27 has never had a boom vang (AFAIK). I have one to install, but, two things occur to me.

1) On the B27 the boom is really low. And I think my main may even be cut a little too big. So, there the boom is only about 18" from the mast plate (the boom is about 10' long). Is this enough leverage for a vang?

2) I have a sliding gooseneck. If I vang-down when off the wind will the upward pressure of the sail on most of the boom just make the boom pivot around the vang, and force the gooseneck down?
My Pearson 26 was without a vang and the boom is probably about the same height off the deck as you describe. I get plenty of pull...works great. Secondly, I don't think your gooseneck will drop because the luff of the sail keeps that from happening.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #3  
Old 08-08-2013
Barquito's Avatar
Barquito
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Madison, WI
Posts: 2,019
Thanks: 0
Thanked 16 Times in 16 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Barquito is on a distinguished road
Re: Rigging a boom vang

Quote:
Secondly, I don't think your gooseneck will drop because the luff of the sail keeps that from happening.
Oh, that's true.
__________________
Bristol 27
Cirque
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #4  
Old 08-09-2013
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Kings Mtn. N.C.
Posts: 31
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 0
Griffinroydonald is on a distinguished road
Red face Re: Rigging a boom vang

I installed push pin sail track stops above and below the goose neck to limit travel. The distance you quoted sounds about correct and I can tell a huge difference when I installed the boom vang on my little boat. The boom behaves now as I wanted it to and I can get the main flat and adjusted.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
  #5  
Old 08-10-2013
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Francisco Bay area
Posts: 2,259
Thanks: 2
Thanked 39 Times in 39 Posts
Rep Power: 4
MarkSF is on a distinguished road
Re: Rigging a boom vang

For the vang itself, have you checked out Garhauer?
__________________
1984 Bristol 31.1
Alameda, California, USA
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Boom Vang vs Boom furling? Windkiller General Discussion (sailing related) 7 07-26-2011 07:27 PM
Boom Kicker Boom Vang dwottavian Gear & Maintenance 5 01-11-2010 12:48 PM
boom vang TIKI TIME General Discussion (sailing related) 2 12-19-2009 10:12 AM
Rigging a preventor using the boom vang on a C22 MazeRat7 General Discussion (sailing related) 7 09-02-2009 03:50 PM
[New Video Out] The Boom Jack or Boom Vang Giulietta General Discussion (sailing related) 8 01-23-2008 10:33 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:39 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.