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Old 08-05-2003
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Jammers vs Clutches

I''m planning to upgrade my deck plan with Jammers or Clutches on the cabin top for my halyards and control lines. These will be used in conjunction with winches.
I''m wondering if Jammers (stoppers?) will suffice for my 25'' C&C or if I will regret it and wish I''d gone with Clutches.
I''m specifically considering the Spinlock products: XAS Clutches vs SUA Stoppers.
Any advice will be appreciated.

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Jammers vs Clutches

Jammers are manual lock and clutches are autolock. On a 25 ft boat Spinlock products can do it all either way. The XAS clutches are rated far higher than your boat can handle. The clutches won''t fail from too high stresses that is for sure.

A lot of the issue depends on the cordage you select on the boat. Many of the new high tech lines are exceptionally strong but take different types of products. In general a jammer holds more than a clutch but on a 25 ft boat this is NOT an issue to worry about. Unless you need 12,000 Kg of holding power I doubt any Spinlock clutch will give out on you. They did just release a 12,000 kG jammer for your 1 1/4 inch line<g>.

The spinlock web site has a lot of handy tools for configuring your boat. Try it out at: http://www.spinlock.co.uk You can enbter thje length and type of boat and they suggest sizes for everything. I think they generally are right on the money.

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