adding purchase to old school vang

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  1. deeman

    deeman Member

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    Okay - I got a mini Harken block to add to my vang setup for more purchased. I want to make sure my understanding of this drawing is correct. Can you please confirm the ends of these two lines tie to the bottom pin or section of the block? Thanks!!!!
     

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  2. 49208

    49208 Tentmaker

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    slip the small bowline loops over the vang tang on the mast, put the block back on and you're done
     
  3. deeman

    deeman Member

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    thanks!
     
  4. Bungo Pete

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    I have the same set up as illustrated and use a standard vang swivel (APS p/n A6364) on the vang tang on the mast. The way it is designed allows you to tie line to each side of the swivel. For $15 bucks, you can't go wrong. THT
     
  5. cskudder

    cskudder Active Member

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    Bungo Pete, I'd sure appreciate seeing a picture of your setup.

    Deeman, would appreciate a picture of yours as well when you get it done.
    thanks,
     
  6. Bungo Pete

    Bungo Pete Member

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    Not sure if I'm sailing this weekend, but if I do, I get you a pic.
     
  7. cskudder

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    Great thx!
    C
     
  8. laserxd

    laserxd Member

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    you could also do it with one line, see my poor drawing, the second part is how the line runs around the vang swivel
     

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  9. cskudder

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    Thanks laserXD -
    C
     
  10. tcwings20

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  11. Bungo Pete

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    Couldn't get out this weekend, but will get you a pic the next time. However, I do wish to mention that I tried LaserXD's one line method, it does have one drawback. If you get the vang twisted (which happens to me more than I like) and can't get it untwisted, then it is easy to untie the bowline from one side of the swivel and fix the problem.
     
  12. cskudder

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    Thx Bungo Pete, no crushing hurry but it'll be nice to see your rig,
    C
     
  13. jeffers

    jeffers Active Member

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    I had my vang set up this way back in the old days. i found that if you threat the rope through the bottom block and over the top of the swivel then back through the block (using the big holes on the side) then twisting was not an issue as the whole assembly could twist freely in the swivel (which is what it needed to do).

    I do not have a picture of this unfortunately and as I have a new style vang it is not possible to get one. If i come across a boat with this setup on it I will grab one and post it.
     
  14. deeman

    deeman Member

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    I have seen this method referenced several times, but I don't think the info is on the site any longer. I looked around and could not find it. Maybe I am missing it. Is there a better link?
     
  15. tcwings20

    tcwings20 Member

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    Go to information. Its under there.
     
  16. cskudder

    cskudder Active Member

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    I looked thru the Rooster site and it's a very thorough explanation, but it doesn't give the length of line, or I missed it if it's in there.
    When I have a lil time I'm gonna go out and mock it up with a spare line which will give an approximation and I'll post that when I do.
    C
     
  17. tcwings20

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    Ok thanks. I couldn't find the length anywhere even in the package (where you purchase it from).
     
  18. Lazzzerrr

    Lazzzerrr Member

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    id say 16 feet is more than enough!!!!
     
  19. tcwings20

    tcwings20 Member

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    How much is left over after you rig it up? For a handle and such.
     
  20. Lazzzerrr

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    I think enough for a handle. If ya wanna be safe go with like 20 ft
     

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