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09-30-2007 07:16 PM
sailingdog MDQ-

The photo posting feature of Sailnet has been somewhat problematic at best. I would recommend that you get an account at or another photo sharing site and then post links to your photos hosted there via the icon.
09-30-2007 03:50 PM
MDQ Thank you.
09-30-2007 02:33 PM
Tartan34C Mdq,
It sounds like a reefing claw. You use it to attach the vang when you have rolled the main around the boom to reef the main. Itís considered obsolete now as most people use jiffy reefing or slab reefing. Roller reefing on the boom proved to be a poor choice for several reasons.
All the best,
Robert Gainer
09-30-2007 02:30 PM
MDQ Thank you. Manuals and photos were very helpful. I took a picture of one piece fo equipment to post as attachment to see if anyone could identify it but the forum says the file is beyond the permitted size. Any ideas on how to get the picture posted. The item is yellow,shaped like a horseshoe with two sets of white rollers on the end and a small sheet witha block on the other end. We 're not sure if maybe it is an aftermarket product to attach the boom vang to the mast or what.
09-30-2007 12:56 AM
camaraderie There's a number of DS photos here...perhaps some will help you figure it out.

and here is a diagram of the DSII which should be what you have:
and manual:
09-29-2007 09:56 PM
MDQ both would be great but if limited info running woudl help.
09-29-2007 09:44 PM
PBzeer Standing or running rigging? Or both?
09-29-2007 09:38 PM

my daughter and son in law picked up a 1973 O'Day Day sailer II. Trying to help them set up the rigging but so far have only been able to find a guide on line back to the 1974 model.The rigging was changed in 1974. Does anyone have any suggestions or information on where to locate some instructions on setting it up. Most of the rigging was with the boat but it appears that some of the boom vang hardware is missing.Thanks. Took pictures of some of teh hardware .


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