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289cobra1

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Riggid boom vang and upgrade gooseneck
« on: November 20, 2008, 08:31:53 PM »

I am interested in upgrading to a Garhauer riggid boom vang. My boom has a swivel allowing the boom to turn. I will need to change the gooseneck to prevent the boom from rotating. Has anyone else done his upgrade?
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Re: Riggid boom vang and upgrade gooseneck
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2008, 09:38:34 AM »

I have done the vang but not the gooseneck. 

What would you like to know?
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Re: Riggid boom vang and upgrade gooseneck
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2008, 10:55:25 AM »

Rotating in what direction?  Even if so, once you install the rigid vang the boom will only go sideways  :shock: because you have to screw the boom end of the vang into the bottom of the boom.
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Re: Riggid boom vang and upgrade gooseneck
« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008, 06:44:21 AM »

I have the stock vang.  The rotation on the gooseneck allows for easy mainsail removal.
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Re: Riggid boom vang and upgrade gooseneck
« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008, 09:26:57 AM »

i did the same installation this season. I was also concerned about the rotation. After numerous discussions with Garhauer, I opted to "let it rotate". It's been fine. The downward moment from the vang prevents the boom from torquing.

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Re: Riggid boom vang and upgrade gooseneck
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2008, 10:17:52 AM »

Thank you for the input. I guess I will try it without changing or adapting the goose neck. I was concerned that the boom could still rotate and bend the boom bracket. My boat does not have a vang now. For the little extra cost I can upgrade to a rigid vang instead on nonrigid vang.
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