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boom vang seems wrong

On this beneteau first 22s5 the vang is run to the cockpit.

Since it goes to a clutch in the cockpit it seems odd that it has a cleat up near the mast.

You can tighten the Vang from the cockpit but not loosen it.
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Re: boom vang seems wrong

Yes, good observation. Simply remove the cleat from the block or replace it with the proper block. No reason for that cleat if you're going to a stopper/clutch/cleat aft. You'll want to try to remove the whole assembly (the adjustable angle cheek plates and cleat base). If not possible, remove the camcleat and tilt it up as far as you can to minimize chafe on the leading aft portion.
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Re: boom vang seems wrong

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On this beneteau first 22s5 the vang is run to the cockpit.

Since it goes to a clutch in the cockpit it seems odd that it has a cleat up near the mast.

You can tighten the Vang from the cockpit but not loosen it.
Looks like someone brought the vang line back to the cockpit but did not change that cleated fiddle block to a fiddle block with no cleat, which is what they should have done!
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Re: boom vang seems wrong

Is it just me or wouldn't you put the end with the bock, and cam cleat at the boom, and run the line towards the cockpit. It's a lift to release then, and just yank to tighten up. where it is now, looks like one too many shackles are installed.

If you are running it back to the cockpit (much more efficient), then the cleats are unnecessary and would need to run to fiddles and back.

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