Made mechanical boom vang Type 45
The Made boom vangs are developed to cope with the higher loads that comes with a furling boom. Conventional boom vangs have a maximum load of 500kg. Although this seems a lot it is important to realize that the vang is installed at a small angle. As a result the vang is much less effective.
To avoid ‘dancing’ of the boom while furling a strong boom vang is required. Therefore Made designed their own vangs.
The vang body houses three seperate stainless steel gas spring so enough force is available. These gas spring can be replaced to add more or less force or just for maintenance. The body itself is powder coated to ensure a lifelong protection against corrossion.
To adjust the vang and thus the angle of the boom a line runs along the vang through a tackle system.
The Type 45 is suitable for boats up to 45 ft or for the Type S 18-6. Vang heads are sized to match the Made Type C or S furling booms.
Alternatively to the mechanical vangs there are hydraulic vangs available.
During rough conditions on sea Made recommends to use a topping lift in all cases to avoid failure of the gooseneck or other equipment.