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Offline ChuckD

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Mainsheet Swivel Cleat: how to elevate
« on: October 13, 2017, 02:03:25 PM »
I really like my mainsheet swivel cleat with fairlead...
But when I'm sitting to starboard, it's a little low - I sometimes need to reach under the tiller to lock the sheet in place.

Has anyone crafted (something like) a wood block that raises the cleat a couple inches?
a) It can't interfere with my outboard throttle.
b) Aesthetically pleasing would be great!

I'm picturing curved/sloped sides & a flat top... but I don't see any images out there.
Thanks!
Chuck (CP16)
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Offline Salty19

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Re: Mainsheet Swivel Cleat: how to elevate
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2017, 03:06:37 PM »
I would lean towards not using the bulleye cleat as you have shown, but rather a Ronstan swiveling cam cleat base with a block at the base.

The cam leads are much higher and the block will feed the line more smoothly than a bullseye. I think RF7 is the part number.

https://www.ronstan.com/marine/range.asp?RnID=064

Or if you don't want to go that direction, a nice piece or pieces of thick starboard (HDPE plastic) underneath with some butyl tape to seal it would work.
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