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  • Vessel Name: La Soleá
  • City: Pass Christian
  • State: MS
Boom vang installation and new member introduction
« on: February 14, 2022, 12:34:16 PM »
Hi all, I’m new to this forum and sailing. I started sailing a few years back on a 17ft Seaward Fox, and then transitioned to a Pearson Renegade 27 (Soleá) last year. I bought Solea (then named “the Avenger(s)”) at a boatyard in December 2020 and after 4 months of extensive repairs, I put it in a slip in Pass Christian, MS. We explored, fished and camped out on the barrier islands last summer and fall and the boat survived our first hurricane together. I’m slowly learning the lines and making repairs and improvements along the way.

I don’t see many Renegade members on the forum, hopefully more will join.

Question/opinion request:

The boom is 12ft long. It has a mains sheet on its end. It does not have a boom vang installed.

I serendipitously got ahold of the pictured main sheet vang.

Could I use it as boom vang? Things to note. The boat did not come with a main sail, I bought a used one that came off a Herreshoff 28. The sail fits, but barely, this means that I cannot lift the boom any higher when it’s fully up. In fact, I had to remove the halyard shackle to get that last inch to fully stretch the sail.

Would it be worth it? Is the current eyelet on the mast be strong enough? Would it work fine in conjunction with my current mainsheet? I plan on upgrading the mainsheet to a track system, but I don’t want to get too carried away just yet.

I’m looking forward to your opinions, thank you!!

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