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12-01-2012 02:00 AM
windyway
Re: Spirit 6.5/23 Boom Vang/Jack

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Originally Posted by jbcsailor View Post
My thinking is that if both the vang and the top are attached to the slide then when the top is up you should be able to pull the vang to shorten it therefore not aloowing the slide to travel back down the mast. (Just a theory)
I have a loop on the pop top front only. This attaches to the tang on the mast. The vang doesn't need to be hooked up cause the pop top pivots back to lower, it can't pivot back if it's tied to the mast, so it stays up regardless.
11-30-2012 09:47 PM
jbcsailor
Re: Spirit 6.5/23 Boom Vang/Jack

My thinking is that if both the vang and the top are attached to the slide then when the top is up you should be able to pull the vang to shorten it therefore not aloowing the slide to travel back down the mast. (Just a theory)
11-30-2012 09:35 PM
windyway
Re: Spirit 6.5/23 Boom Vang/Jack

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Originally Posted by jbcsailor View Post
... the closed top will keep the vang down and when you release the top, you can use the vang to hold the top up, at least till you can set slide stop.
I'm how can you release the top and still use the vang (fitting) to hold the top up??
11-30-2012 09:18 PM
jbcsailor
Re: Spirit 6.5/23 Boom Vang/Jack

I have the same set up as pictured, minus the vang bail, which I think someone added to yours. I believe both the pop top and the vang connect to the slide hence the 2 holes. If so, the closed top will keep the vang down and when you release the top, you can use the vang to hold the top up, at least till you can set slide stop.
11-30-2012 08:54 AM
tschmidty
Re: Spirit 6.5/23 Boom Vang/Jack

My mast does not have that loop, which I someone added for the boom vang. The pop top connects to that sliding bit when it is raised (I believe). I don't know where the boom vang is "supposed" to attach though.
11-28-2012 10:31 PM
Southron Spirit
Re: Spirit 6.5/23 Boom Vang/Jack

here are some pictures i took today
i am thinking of moving the boom vang block up to that loop and cutting off the tab that is sticking out , if you look infront of my finger you will see the big gouge that is in the top hatch
from that tab every time you lower or raise the mast ..
what is the purpose of that tab it only slides up and down a couple of inches
11-14-2012 08:00 PM
windyway
Re: Spirit 6.5/23 Boom Vang/Jack

The pop top hinges over & can touch the stepped mast if required. All you need is a loop bolted to the front of the top that can be hooked up to the vang support.
11-14-2012 06:45 PM
jbcsailor
Re: Spirit 6.5/23 Boom Vang/Jack

Thanks for the reply windyway, I wish there was some more info out there. I think the idea is that the vang and the pop top both connect to the slide on the mast...therefore you can use the vang as a lift for the top. My problem is the hardware on the top is missing and judging the distance is difficult with out stepping the mast. i would just like to see the orginal hardware to get idea on lenght and angle.
11-14-2012 03:02 AM
windyway
Re: Spirit 6.5/23 Boom Vang/Jack

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Originally Posted by kstat10 View Post
I also have questions on how the boom attaches to the mast.
The boom attaches to the mast like most other sailboats. Google "gooseneck fittings" & there are plenty of pictures
11-14-2012 02:58 AM
windyway
Re: Spirit 6.5/23 Boom Vang/Jack

The Spirits Pop Top attaches to the mast differently depending on the year of the boat. I've been inquiring for over a year now for pictures of this area for a 1979 boat with no joy. All I've done with my boat is to attach a ring through the forward part of the pop top and once it's raised it clips into the sliding bar under the gooseneck fitting. My boat is stored for the winter now and is inaccessible for pictures.
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