Sailing in North Florida
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Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets
The winches and jib sheet cleats on my 21-footer are on the coach roof. I replaced the worn-out clam-cleats on the edge of the coach roof with Harken 150's and will never go back to clam cleats. If your sheet cleats are on a flush part of the deck, like in the picture above, jam cleats may be more ergonomic. Personally I prefer the jam cleats where the deck forms one half of the V and the cleat the other. They hold really well, although they should not have to hold a lot if the sheet comes off a winch as pointed out by zz4gta, but I haven't seen these in the US yet.
Last edited by WaterGeus; 03-12-2014 at 11:32 AM.