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Old 05-18-2008
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S2 27: Mainsheet is lead through Spinlock clutch...Opinions?

S2 27: Mainsheet is lead through Spinlock clutch...Opinions?

So, on my new (to me) S2 27, the traveller is on the cabin top. The
mainsheet is lead through a turning check block, then through a
Spinlock lever-style rope clutch--a double clutch that also holds the
second reef line. As an old dinghy sailor, I'm not likin' this
arrangement very much, although it appears to be standard OEM on the
cruising version of this model boat. What's the verdict from the brain
trust on this. Good, bad, simply ugly, or a broach waiting to happen?
What's a good alternative, a hexaratchet with a cam cleat mounted on
the traveller? Other?

Thanks.
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