8 - Boom vang
Depending on the boat, there are two different situations:
1) Control lines that run through blocks, with a gear ratio (e.g. 1:4) damping the effect of rope tension and elongation on sail trim. Here good grip, some flexibility are important to easily handle the boomvang. Our ropes with grip, like the SSR and SSR light are often used by dinghy sailors.
2) Lines in systems, often taking the total load (so without gear). These lines should have high strength and low elongation to ensure good a sail trim: sail stays flat with increasing winds. We recommend ropes with a core of Dyneema® such as D-Cup or SSC.
D-CupSKU: PRR430Application: Halyard, Sheet, Control line
This top quality high performance regatta rope, has a core made of coated Dyneema® SK78 fibers and 24 braid HT Polyester cover. Features: Suitable for splicing and tapering, very low stretch, light weight, great durability. Excellent for halyards. Learn More€2.40
D-Core 78SKU: PRR450Application: Control line
This rope, completely made of Dyneema® SK78 (12 strands coated) fibers, is extremely strong, has low elongation and low weight. The coating ensures UV resistance and better abrasion resistance. This general purpose rope is ideal for e.g. loops, shackles, rigging, boom vang, outhaul and cunningham. It is also very good for kite surfing lines. Learn More