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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
    2,124 posts, 149 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
    359 posts, 25 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 at 5:01 AM
  5. Slartibartfass

    Slartibartfass

    Joined Dec 13, 2015
    359 posts, 25 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
    10 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
    359 posts, 25 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
    10 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.......
     



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