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Cunningham and boom vang set-up?
My boat has a 4:1 vang set-up from the boom to an eye in the sail track. It is secured in the sail track with two non-ss screws. I am concerned that the screws are starting to deteriorate, but I am afraid to try to back them out since they will likely twist off. Or, they are secured internally by nuts which would fall into the mast and would be there for another season.
The mast is on a sturdy ss plate with many holes on the four flanges. I am planning to use this plate to rig blocks to lead the halyards aft through a deck organizer in the future. Would it be better to mount the vang to the plate as well?
I also want to rig a cunningham. I was thinking a 4:1 system? Too much purchase? What are the recommendations on this?