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Re: Cam or Clam Cleats, re: Jib sheets
I leave my sheets in the self tailing winches these days... however previous boat used a horn cleat. I think horn cleats are the most common on mid to larger sized boats from what I've seen.
I'm not a huge fan of clam cleats. I like cam cleats but you usually see them on smaller boats when used on a jib sheet. We use the Harken 150's on Ensign 22s, and they should be a good fit on your O'Day as well. They're not too expensive and can be rebuilt (new springs) in the future. I would just use the cleat, no fairleads needed.
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