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Rigging a Flying Scot

Step 5 - the Boom Vang

Attach the boom vang, double block, S hook to the vang bail located on the under side of the boom approximately 47" from the forward end with the open side of the S facing forward. (Note - Boats built prior to 1999 may have a track and slide or a shackle and eye arrangement instead of the S hook and bail.) The vang line should not be adjusted or cleated until after the mainsail is hoisted.

Warning: The purpose of the vang is to keep the boom from riding up in strong winds. It tightens as the boom goes out. Since little tension is needed when the boat is close-hauled, we suggest merely taking up the slack and cleating the line after the mainsail is hoisted. If it would be set hard, when the boat is close-hauled it could develop enough tension as the boom goes far out to tear things apart or break the mast or boom. It must be used with discretion, with just enough tension to prevent the boom from riding up.

 


 

Attach the boom vang, double block, S hook to the vang bail located on the under side of the boom approximately 47" from the forward end with the open side of the S facing forward.


 



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1. Preparation
2. Raising the Mast
3. Halyard Winches & Forestay Tension
4. Boom
5. Boom Vang
6. Rudder
7. Mainsheet
8. Trailering & Launching
9. Centerboard

 

 

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