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Prefeeder?
Seems a little big for the catalina 25 it came off of.
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It's an old style bail for the boom.
On second thoughts, maybe not - a bit small!
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Looks like a boom vang for a roller reefing boom. Its tensoioned when all sail is up and allows the sail to roll round the boom when lossened. Mine looks bigger but same design.
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Looks like a boom vang for a roller reefing boom. Its tensoioned when all sail is up and allows the sail to roll round the boom when lossened. Mine looks bigger but same design.
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That sounds right but would be really hard on the sail when reefed.
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It's an old style bail for the boom.
On second thoughts, maybe not - a bit small!
Correct--and it is a bit small for the yacht in question. Likely picked up at a Nautical flea-market at some point, stashed away and forgotten. Attached to the rail with a 3-part tackle, these actually worked pretty well.
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That sounds right but would be really hard on the sail when reefed.

Exactly. I don,t use it when reefed, sail shape is so bad it wouldn,t help and could damage the sail.
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