Our most popular boom vangs, the Selden Rodkicker facilitates sail handling when reefing, which prevents the boom from dropping into the cockpit or onto the coach roof. When fitted with a Selden gas spring, it lifts the boom when the kicking strap is released. Excellent for trimming the main in light air. The SeldÃ©n Rodkicker also doubles the purchase of your kicking strap. Not sure if you need a spring? Order the boom vang, install it, then see if your boom is compressing the vang entirely. If so, then buy the gas spring here. It can be easily added to your boom in under 30 minutes!
Easily installed, easily operated The extended block attachment lug allows the block to turn, enabling the tackle to be operated from either port or starboard. The Rodkicker is supplied with detailed instructions and is easily fitted. If a Rod kicker boom vang is retro fitted to an existing rig, the original kicking strap tackle can still be used. SeldÃ©n Rodkickers are made of anodised aluminium and are carefully tested to meet stringent quality and performance standards.
The rounded end-fitting, with enclosed sheave and recessed split pin, is designed to avoid snagging sails or crew.
The inner extrusion end plug acts as an easy-slide bushing and prevents metal to metal contact. The upper sliding bearing also acts as an elastic buffer to dampen the shock if the kicker suddenly bottoms.
The Rodkicker can be supplied with an optional integral gas spring. This lifts the boom when the kicking strap is released, opening the leech of the sail. A Rodkicker with a gas spring replaces the topping lift, making reefing fast and simple. The gas spring is easily retrofitted to a Rodkicker that does not have a spring.
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