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Boom Vang Rigging

Discussion in 'Catalina Capri 22 Forum' started by pointbreak805, Nov 12, 2017. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. pointbreak805

    pointbreak805

    Joined Apr 30, 2017
    9 posts, 0 likes
    Hi guys,

    How are most of you guys rigging your boom vangs? Currently I have the end of the line coming out of the block just leading straight back to the cockpit but it gets in the way since it's running straight through the companionway.

    Thinking there must be a better way...
     


  2. CaptDon01

    CaptDon01

    Joined Nov 19, 2008
    2,129 posts, 154 likes
    Catalina C-22 MK-II
    US Parrish, FL Parrish, FL
    How I rig the vang on my Catalina-22 and my Capri-18. Easy to adjust, just seems to work for me.

    Don
    CATALINA BOUND.jpg BOOMKICKER 003.JPG
     


  3. Slartibartfass

    Slartibartfass

    Joined Dec 13, 2015
    365 posts, 27 likes
    Catalina Capri 22 (#1139)
    US Mamaroneck, NY Mamaroneck, NY
  4. HERSH

    HERSH

    Joined Nov 21, 2012
    506 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    US http://www.chelseayacht.org
    Why do you have such long line? Best I remember I have about 1' ---- 2' ft. max past the cleat..
    Hershey

    On another note: Photo's 1 & 3 show your exit blocks for the halyards from the mast...
    Photo # 2 -- looks like they never were there. ?

    Looking closer -- looks like 3 different boats.
     


    Last edited: Nov 13, 2017
  5. Slartibartfass

    Slartibartfass

    Joined Dec 13, 2015
    365 posts, 27 likes
    Catalina Capri 22 (#1139)
    US Mamaroneck, NY Mamaroneck, NY
    Came that way from CatalinaDirect. No other reason... Might shorten the sheet eventually if it bothers me too much...
     


  6. ASR Marine

    ASR Marine

    Joined Oct 11, 2017
    17 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    US Washington DC Washington DC
    All of the above mentions are correct ways to rig the vang except have the cleat at the base of the mast.
     


  7. Slartibartfass

    Slartibartfass

    Joined Dec 13, 2015
    365 posts, 27 likes
    Catalina Capri 22 (#1139)
    US Mamaroneck, NY Mamaroneck, NY
    I had set it up that way first. Problem is it is very difficult to uncleat the cleat that way, especially if you need to hurry/single hand....and time (away from steering) is of the essence....

    It is a trade off between easier leverage to tighten (having the cleat at the base) and time/accessibility....
     


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  8. pointbreak805

    pointbreak805

    Joined Apr 30, 2017
    9 posts, 0 likes
    Okay so I just have like 20 feet of line, I'll definitely just shorten it. Easy fix
     


  9. ASR Marine

    ASR Marine

    Joined Oct 11, 2017
    17 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    US Washington DC Washington DC
    If you flip the cleat over it will be easy to release in crisis situations.......
     


  10. patrick.seidel

    patrick.seidel

    Joined Aug 22, 2015
    5 posts, 0 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    45 US Annapolis
    I dropped the rig for the winter so don't have a good pic of how we set up the vang on .45. I basically have the J 22 set up with Harken Carbo Air fiddle blocks with the cam at the base of the mast. I attached a pic of the J 22 set up and the best shot of .45's vang. I use the 8:1 with a Carbo on a swivel on the boom. Pretty basic and clean. Boat had a boomkicker which I took off. We launch the kite out of the main hatch and thought the boomkicker could potentially snag it (again, like the J22 pic).
     

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  11. ASR Marine

    ASR Marine

    Joined Oct 11, 2017
    17 posts, 2 likes
    Catalina Capri 22
    US Washington DC Washington DC
    Here is a layout drawing of my deck layout, I agree with Pat, I am using a modified a J22 layout. Big differences are adding Sea Hood, Thwartship tracks for all headsails, Rope clutches instead of cam cleats, Headstay stem fitting is removed etc...
    layout drawing is attached
     

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    Last edited: Nov 27, 2017
  12. Ron20324

    Ron20324

    Joined Jan 22, 2008
    5,717 posts, 396 likes
    Beneteau 323
    US Annapolis MD
    Not unless he leads the control line back to a line stopper. He is fine where his is in the pics. He can cleat or un-cleat easily.
     



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