Author Topic: Sheet line cam cleat  (Read 274 times)

Offline Loki2

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Sheet line cam cleat
« on: August 29, 2016, 04:32:54 PM »
Been trying to get used to the factory rigging on my Legacy, which is a very nicely designed boat. My instinct to release the cleat on the sheet line is to just give it a tug which only works when in the stern of the cockpit where I rarely am, sailing a lot single handed the boat is much better balanced sitting farther forward. So I had to lean back, sometimes even slide back in the cockpit to release the sheet line. After some investigating I realize there was a simple solution to my problem. The fiddle block attached to the boom gallows for the sheet line had a reversible clam cleat. I unbolted the cleat reversed it and now I can conveniently  release the cleat. One happy camper again.  Mike Sr
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Re: jib line clam cleats
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2016, 10:54:13 PM »
Jib lines on my legacy have been hard to release unless standing up, looked like the lead was too small. Turns out previous owner put 7/16 lines on the jib and Genoa instead of 3/8. And the sheet line is oversized too. While ordering 3/8 jib and sheet lines, West Marine hooked me with a close out sale. 66% off on a Harkin ratching fiddle block. A real luxury for a geezer, with less load on an un cleated sheet line. Just took Loki ll out of the water so I'll post the results in Feb. when I'll be sailing again
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