The Pauger Carbon Vang is a lightweight, stylish solution for any yacht type. A 5:1 (7:1 in larger models) internal purchase system keeps the design clean, while the outer surface has a clear coat varnish.

Pauger Carbon Vangs

A Pauger Carbon Vang is a vital piece of sailing equipment used to control the tension and position of a sailboat’s boom. Constructed from carbon fiber, these boom-vangs offer several advantages over traditional materials, making them a preferred choice for modern sailors, especially in competitive racing and high-performance sailing.

Key Features and Benefits:

  1. Lightweight and Strong:
    • Material: Carbon fiber is renowned for its exceptional strength-to-weight ratio. This makes carbon boom-vangs much lighter than those made from aluminum or stainless steel, which helps reduce the overall weight of the rigging and improve the sailboat’s performance.
    • Strength: Despite their lightweight nature, carbon boom-vangs are incredibly strong and capable of withstanding the high loads and stresses encountered while sailing.
  2. Enhanced Performance:
    • Rigidity: The rigidity of carbon fiber ensures that the boom-vang maintains its shape and does not flex under load, providing precise control over the boom’s position.
    • Efficiency: With reduced weight aloft, the sailboat can respond more quickly to changes in sail trim and wind conditions, enhancing overall sailing efficiency and speed.
  3. Corrosion Resistance:
    • Durability: Carbon fiber is highly resistant to corrosion and degradation from exposure to saltwater, UV radiation, and other harsh marine conditions. This leads to a longer lifespan and reduced maintenance compared to metal vangs.
  4. Ease of Handling:
    • Installation: The lightweight nature of carbon vangs makes them easier to handle and install, reducing the physical effort required by the crew.
    • Adjustability: Modern carbon vangs often come with advanced adjustment mechanisms, allowing sailors to fine-tune the tension and angle of the boom with precision.
  5. Aesthetic Appeal:
    • Modern Look: Carbon fiber has a sleek, modern appearance that adds to the aesthetic appeal of the sailboat, often preferred by sailors who value both performance and style.