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Old 24-05-2011, 19:20   #1
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Ok Guys - What Is It ?

Something found in the bilge.
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Old 24-05-2011, 19:28   #2
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Re: Ok guys. What is it?

It's a whatchamacallit.
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Old 24-05-2011, 19:30   #3
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Re: Ok guys. What is it?

Its the vang attachment fitting that works with roller furling booms with furled sails.

It would have been standard equipment when your Alberg was a baby.
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Re: Ok guys. What is it?

definately a slave neck bracelet,i use them regularly on my crew and children.........
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Re: Ok guys. What is it?

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Its the vang attachment fitting that works with roller furling booms with furled sails.

It would have been standard equipment when your Alberg was a baby.
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Had one on my Alberg 30.
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Old 24-05-2011, 19:44   #6
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Its the vang attachment fitting that works with roller furling booms with furled sails.

It would have been standard equipment when your Alberg was a baby.
THANK YOU BLUE! Now I can get it off the boat being as it has no use. It probably works just as well as the roller boom.
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Old 24-05-2011, 19:46   #7
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Re: Ok guys. What is it?

I dont know if it would be strong enough for a vang. maybe the topping lift or main sheet though. But its definately off a furling boom.
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Old 24-05-2011, 20:07   #8
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I thought it might be some sort of spinnaker douser but can't imagine getting the thing somehow tangled up above. Don't see how it could be used as a vang because it would slide toward the mast although the size is right to go over the boom.
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definately a slave neck bracelet,i use them regularly on my crew and children.........
+1, I've got a slightly smaller one that I've worn on my finger for 20 years.
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Had one on my Alberg 30.
Used as midboom sheeting/vang. 90 deg to the boom. There was a track and slider on the bridge deck and if the end boom sheeting wouldn't control the leech you used the mid boom sheeting/vang in lieu of a conventional to the base of the mast vang.
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THANK YOU BLUE! Now I can get it off the boat being as it has no use. It probably works just as well as the roller boom.
I'd keep it. good as an emergency mainsheet. My buddy next door has one as a mainsheet on his Contest 30. Next time I'm at the boat I'll take a pic of it for you.
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Re: Ok guys. What is it?

It is a Reefing Claw. Slips over the sail when the sail is rolled, reefed, around the boom.
Google "reefing claw" for details on how it works. Don't chuck it because you have roller reefing that is when it is used.
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Used as midboom sheeting/vang. 90 deg to the boom. There was a track and slider on the bridge deck and if the end boom sheeting wouldn't control the leech you used the mid boom sheeting/vang in lieu of a conventional to the base of the mast vang.
OK, a track below the boom makes some sense as the connection, although, being fixed and unable to swing, I would think it might bend the boom during an accidental jibe, the same problem as a fixed preventer. No sign of a track now. Must have been removed long ago.
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Re: Ok Guys - What Is It ?

removable Neck rings
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No, no.....all wrong....... It's the dunny seat for a midgets toilet
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