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Proper line sizes and types of lines for Hunter 340

Discussion in 'Big Boats' started by DonC3222, Apr 13, 2018. Add this thread to a FAQ

  1. DonC3222


    Joined Jun 14, 2007
    20 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter -340
    US Milwaukee, Wi.
    I am replacing my boom vang line on the Hunter 340. What size and type of line should I get? Is there a good chart of all the lines for the hunter 340 that someone may have?

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  2. Dave Groshong

    Dave Groshong SBO Staff Staff Member

    Joined Jan 25, 2007
    1,262 posts, 74 likes
    Catalina 22
    US Seattle
    The vang line doesn't appear in the manual, 3/8 inch is plenty strong enough, some might prefer 7/16 for hand feel. If you can send me a picture of how it is rigged I can estimate the length. I recommend Samson XLS:

  3. DonC3222


    Joined Jun 14, 2007
    20 posts, 1 likes
    Hunter -340
    US Milwaukee, Wi.
    Here is a picture of the boat. You may have to zoom in to get a good view of the boom vang. I would bet the line is 3/8", but 5/16" with something like Endura Braid may be better. I am open to your or anyone's opinion.

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  4. JimInPB


    Joined Aug 22, 2017
    866 posts, 240 likes
    Hunter 212 & 170
    us West Palm Beach
    With that many reeves, 5/16" should be plenty for strength. Larger diameters might be easier on the hands. Dave's recommendation of XLS sounds good to me.

    I find it useful to put sturdy snap hooks at both ends of the vang (unless you are rigging the boat for minimum weight for racing). That way, I can easily attach it other places & use the rig as a make shift crane for loading the boat, mounting an engine on the tender, stepping the mast, etc. I have also seen some people attach the bottom of the vang to a chain plate & use it as a preventer, when going down wind in puffy conditions.

  5. John T1594

    John T1594

    Joined Jun 4, 2004
    751 posts, 25 likes
    Hunter 340
    US Forked River, NJ H340
    I replaced the vang line on my 2000 H340 a few year ago. I used the line specified in the owner's manual: 31’ of 3/8" StaSet.