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The Opti Tapered Vang is the ultimate vang upgrade for the Optimist racer. Replace your wire vang with this all line option which includes a section of 1.7mm Amsteel with loops on each end plus a section of 5mm Dinghy Control line for cleating. Simply pass one end of the 1.7mm primary around your boom through the boom bridge, then luggage tag both ends of the primary to the eye of the control line and lead the control line down to the cleat on the mast. 


5mm Dinghy Control and 1.7mm Amsteel

Installation Instructions:

  • Remove the 1.7 mm amsteel primary from the control line (should be luggage tagged together when received).

  • Pass one end of the 1.7mm amsteel primary around the boom either behind the button or through the boom bridge.

  • With both ends of the 1.7mm primary evenly hanging from the boom, luggage tag the loop end of the control line around both loop ends of the primary.

  • Pass the control line down through the boom vang cleat to complete installation.

West Coast Sailing Rig Shop
This item is hand built by our Rig Shop using industry leading best practices for splicing and rigging so you can be confident in a strong and dependable finished product. It was developed to meet class standards and common deck/rigging layouts, using materials appropriate for its application. Please contact our team if you have any question about this or any other one design or custom rigging needs.

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All 'West Coast Sailing Rig Shop' items are built to order and therefore excluded from our standard 366 day return policy (as referenced below). Please contact our team right away if there is an issue with your product. Except in the event of production error on the part of West Coast Sailing, refunds for rigging products inadvertently returned to us will not be refunded. West Coast Sailing may elect to issue Store Credit for the value of the product in select circumstances. When in doubt, contact our team first.


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