Mast Tangs -Angled

$ 14.95

Mast Tangs -angled

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Mast Tang -angled

Ronstan's simple small angled mast tangs provide a secure and reliable attachment point for various rigging fixtures on your boat's mast, particularly for lines requiring an angled connection.

Made from high-quality 316 stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance typical of the harsh marine environment.

Specifications:

  • Width: 16mm
  • Length: 38mm
  • Weight: 10gm
  • Ferrule Eye Ø: 6.4mm
  • Fix hole Ø: 5mm

Components and Design:

  • Body: The main body of the tang is U-shaped with a hole at the base for attaching to the mast and a smaller opening at the top for connecting rigging components.
  • Clevis Pin: A stainless steel clevis pin goes through both the mast hole and the rigging component's eye, locking them securely to the tang.
  • Sizes and Variations: Ronstan mast tangs come in various sizes to accommodate different mast diameters and rigging loads. Some variants feature angled bodies for specific applications or have additional holes for multiple lines.

Components and Design:

  • Body: Unlike regular mast tangs which have a straight body, a small angled mast tang has a body that is angled at a specific degree, typically 15-20 degrees. This angle allows for rigging lines to attach at an angle, which can be necessary for certain applications like Vang lines or boom guys.
  • Hole and Clevis Pin: Similar to regular mast tangs, it has a hole at the base for attaching to the mast and a smaller opening at the angled top for connecting rigging components. A stainless steel clevis pin goes through both the mast hole and the rigging component's eye, locking them securely to the tang.
  • Sizes and Variations: Small angled mast tangs come in various sizes to accommodate different mast diameters and rigging loads. Some variants might have additional holes for multiple lines or specific features depending on the application.

Applications:

Due to its angled design, small angled mast tangs are particularly useful for attaching rigging lines that need to run at an angle to the mast, such as:

  • Vangs: Lines that control the sideways movement of the mast, where an angled attachment helps distribute the load more evenly.
  • Boom guys: Lines that support the boom (horizontal spar holding the bottom of the sail), especially on boats with swept-back spreaders where a straight attachment wouldn't be optimal.
  • Other control lines: Depending on the boat type and specific rig, angled tangs can be used for various other lines and control systems that require an angled connection.
  • Boom guys: Lines that support the boom (horizontal spar holding the bottom of the sail).
  • Other control lines: Depending on the boat type and specific rig, tangs can be used for various other lines and control systems.

Things to consider when choosing mast tangs:

  • Size: Ensure the tang's dimensions are compatible with your mast diameter and the size of the rigging components you'll be connecting.
  • Load capacity: Choose a tang with a load capacity exceeding the expected forces it will experience, considering the angled connection might introduce additional stress.
  • Material: 316 stainless steel is generally the recommended material for marine applications.
  • Angle: Select a tang with the appropriate angle (usually 15-20 degrees) that matches the specific needs of your rigging line attachment.
  • Application: Consider the specific use case and ensure the angled design offers the functionality required for your boat's rig.