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Old 02-08-2020, 19:56   #1
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Anyone know what this is?

Anyone know what this is?
I recently bought a Vindo 50 {36’ Sloop} and finally got to go through the cockpit lockers. I came across this and have no idea what it is or what Is used for.
Can anyone help identify it, and what it’s used for?
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Old 02-08-2020, 20:07   #2
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It’s a boom vang for a roller furling boom. The whole boom and sail wing up inside the C-shape as the sail is wound into the boom. Need to slack off the bang while winding or unwinding.
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Looks like a crappy version of a jib pre-feeder.....

Like this.....
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It’s a boom vang for a roller furling boom. The whole boom and sail wing up inside the C-shape as the sail is wound into the boom. Need to slack off the bang while winding or unwinding.
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This, had one on dad's old VdS, which had a roller furling boom also.
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It’s a boom vang for a roller furling boom. The whole boom and sail wing up inside the C-shape as the sail is wound into the boom. Need to slack off the bang while winding or unwinding.
I concur....my old Coronado had one like this.
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Re: Anyone know what this is?

As others have said, a boom vang claw for a roller furlling main. Needs to have a line to the rear of the boom to stop it migrating forwards when under load. Popular in the '70's but not since.
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Dingfixer is absolutely correct ! Mine says "Land's End' on it and takes us back to a time when they were making boat parts instead of clothes. I think they are gone now.

But don't throw the thing away. It's extremely useful. Just recently I used mine to attach to the boom, attach a block & tackle, to the base of the device and lift heavy golf cart batteries from the cabin sole to the deck.
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My next door neighbors 17 year old son wears one just like it in his nose.
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My next door neighbors 17 year old son wears one just like it in his nose.
Cool! A means of controlling a teen-ager... what'll they think of next?

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He could hang his smart phone off it.
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