Is this jib cleat set up correctly?

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Is this jib cleat set up correctly?

Postby zeroready » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:25 pm

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As it is, to set the sheet into the cleat I have to pull it forwards, so I wouldn't be able to do it if I were singlehanding and not sitting right up by the cleats.
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Re: Is this jib cleat set up correctly?

Postby Alan » Mon Sep 07, 2020 3:30 pm

As far as I know, it is set up correctly. That's how mine were before I got new ones. Mounting it backwards in the track doesn't work at all--I've tried it.

The only advantage I can see to this design is that you can uncleat it in a hurry.
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Re: Is this jib cleat set up correctly?

Postby zeroready » Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:47 pm

Lol I tried flipping mine around too, definitely did not work. I noticed I have angled flat spots on the CB housing in the center, I've seen others install cleats there for the gib. I think I'll go that route.

http://forums.sailinganarchy.com/index. ... cam-cleat/

Thanks for the clarification!
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Re: Is this jib cleat set up correctly?

Postby GreenLake » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:14 pm

Even singlehanding you should sit forward as much as you can. Do you have a tiller extension?
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Re: Is this jib cleat set up correctly?

Postby zeroready » Mon Sep 07, 2020 9:50 pm

I do have an extension. Tomorrow is the big day, our first cruise. So I will be able to see how far forward I can get.
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Re: Is this jib cleat set up correctly?

Postby GreenLake » Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:28 pm

In light winds, no need to cleat the jib. Have fun.
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Re: Is this jib cleat set up correctly?

Postby IslandFarmer » Thu Apr 22, 2021 10:21 am

That's just what mine looks like and is a priority to change this year if possible ... a new cleat to put on the existing slider without drilling any new holes. Current system is SO awkward. Rudy Nickerkson at D&R Marine told me last fall that he is working to get a new product that will be more satisfactory no matter if you are sailing alone or with crew. Spoke to him again yesterday. Still in progress.
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