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Rigid Boomvang mast and boom fitting

I was hoping someone might have had this same scenario and could help. I have purchased a rigid boomvang (spinlock VX1350) and my boat, a C&C 34 does not have a mast or boom fitting in place and I do not know where I could purchase such. To this point my only option would be to have a custom fitting manufactired for both the mast fitting and teh boom fitting which would be very $$$. Any suggestions on where i could find a fitting product would much appreciated.

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Try Garhauer ... This post shows some semi custom parts for just that purpose..

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Try Garhauer ... This post shows some semi custom parts for just that purpose..

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Yes I just installed a Garhauer and it came with brackets to fit the mast and boom. When you order you send them a profile of your mast and boom and they make the brackets to fit. All I had to do was drill and rivet.
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Thank you Faster and Mark SF. Was it expensive? So, you needed to take a profile of the boom, did you for the base of the mast too?
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Templates of the aft part of mast and the underside of boom. A simple way of doing this is to take a piece of soldering wire and bend it around the aft part of mast, then trace the shape onto a piece of paper. Repeat the process on the underside of boom.

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You'll also need to tell them what size pins are on the ends of the vang so that the attachment points can be made to match.

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Whisker pole

ANybody know where you can find a telescoping whisker pole for less than a fortune. I have a C&C 34 and I am getting killed on the downwind legs of the Wednesday night club racing.

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