Rigid boom vang for an F38

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philipl
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Rigid boom vang for an F38

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I am installing a rigid boom vang on my F38. Any recommendations on type and any special installation issues ( bolt vs rivet, backing plate for mast, etc ) ?
Philip Leahy
F-38 ex Manchester, MA.

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Re: Rigid boom vang for an F38

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I have a 39 Express and put Garhauer rigid vangs on both booms about 10 years ago. They will make the collar also based on measurements you provide. They have done a few and will provide instructions on how to take measurements. As I sail singlehanded most of the time the biggest improvement for me is when raising and lowering the sails although sail shape on a broad reach is much easier to maintain.

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Re: Rigid boom vang for an F38

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Paul Dennis had a stainless steel colllar made for the base of the mast when we added our rigid vang 6 years ago. No problems, and we’ve certainly enjoyed not relying on the lazy jacks to support the boom when not sailing.
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Re: Rigid boom vang for an F38

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Thank you for the advice. I am going with the Garhauer RV20 with a custom collar for the mast. Total cost $695 incl collar and shipping.
Philip Leahy
F-38 ex Manchester, MA.

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Re: Rigid boom vang for an F38

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I went with Garhauer for my F38 as well, though I went with the RV25.
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