I have been receiving contradicting advices on the correct settings of the vang as a function of the point of sailing, and I would like to ask your opinion about this. Also, please excuse my poor English, I have not much experience in English sailing terms.
What bent the boom vang?
Last October we had our Catalina 36 hauled. We winterized her and put on the winter canvas.
When we removed the canvas this spring the boom vang was seriously bent. There appears to be no damage to other parts of the boat nor to the winter canvas.
Had the vang been...
Anyone ever seen this article/setup before?
In a nutshell, they have two 4:1 tackles going from mid-boom to the toe rail on either side just forward of the companionway. The tackles share one continuous line that circles aft of the helm. Looks like there's cleats or clutches back there.