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Top Tip - Quick Rigging Vang and Down Haul

Luke Parker

What you need:

  • Oversized shackle (some use quick pin, but I learned that a shackle is more secure)

  • Spring Clip

  • Loop spliced into Downhaul 

Once set up, You’ll be quick to rig and unrig and you never unrig your down haul. 

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To rig:

  1. stand mast, 

  2. attach boom to mast and sail

  3. shackle vang to mast tang

  4. Connect vang to boom

  5. Pass downhaul line through sail, clip in your loop

  6. Presto!!!!

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Opposite to unrig, be sure that you don’t untie your downhaul, and leave the system on your cockpit

Disclaimer.....This will make it simpler and faster to rig and unrig. Unfortunately doesn’t make you faster on the course.