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boom vang set up

the P.O with the BO rigged the boom vang to the little step protruding from the companion way slats. I couldnt imagine it being in a more inconvienient place, especially as it allow water to collect in the created channel.

I am thinking about moving it toward the bow and mounting it atop the main cabin. has anyone done this/have any pointers? should i be concerned about moving the pulleys as well to keep the same distance from said cockamamie set up?

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Without photos, it is hard to say...but the cabin top sounds like a much better location. The boom vang should ideally go back to the mast base or very close to that point in order to function properly.
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Ditto whaty SD said. The vang MUST terminate at the base of the mast, or whenver you trim th emainshet you;ll need to also adjust the vang. Seems lijke that would be a pain.

I'd bet there's been some confusions omewhere along the line, and if you look around th emast collar, you;ll see a spot for connecting the vang
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I think he might be talking about his mainsheet.
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If he doesn't know the difference between a mainsheet and a boom vang, the OP has some other, far more serious issues to deal with....

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So does someone with their vang attached to the little step protruding from the companionway slats. I think he means the bridge deck. Quinn, posting pics really helps with this kind of question.
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I can't see anyone ever installing a boomvang to the bridgedeck. That pretty much destroys the full utility of the boom vang.
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So does someone with their vang attached to the little step protruding from the companionway slats. I think he means the bridge deck. Quinn, posting pics really helps with this kind of question.
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I'll take pics today and post 'em monday. While the inmates may be running the asylum, you guys are a plethora of knowledge. thanks much
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it's one thing to bust a guys chops who thinks he knows everything, its another thing entirely to bust a guys chops who is big enough to be small enough to admit what he doesn't know and try to learn.



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Mick—

Wasn't busting your chops... I was making a very serious point—if you don't know the difference between a boom vang and a mainsheet—you're really going to have a steep learning curve.

Besides, I wasn't the one questioning you... Mitiemp was.

BTW, his questioning is valid, as it makes no sense to mount a boomvang to the companionway, as that effectively kills its utility. However, it is fairly common for mid-boom mainsheet setups to be terminated near there.

Without photos, can't really know what is really going on.

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