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post #6 of Old 03-06-2013
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Re: Cam cleat placement for jib sheets?

I love mine. I bought them the right size for the sheets, which didn't seem all that tricky to me. They are very fast and very "positive" to use; by that I mean you know when they're correctly seated. They grab - when there's a load on them, they are not releasing the line. The ones I bought were aluminum, so should last the rest of the life of the boat. As for being in the way, they are a heck of a lot less in the way than the teak horn cleat that was there before. I think in this scenario a clam cleat on a wedge is going to be cleaner and more functional than any placement you can think of with a cam cleat.

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