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Re: Shopping for rope clutches...
Well I put a Garhauer 4-way clutch in last year, for the reefing tack and clew lines. They are subject to a fair amount of stress sailing in "the slot", but so far no problems at all, including releasing under load. Their clutches just work.
I also used a Garhauer 4 way deck organiser, 2 snatch blocks, and 4 stand-up blocks. No problems with any of it.
They seem to really over-build for the rated load - a strategy that works for me, maybe not for racing dinghies.
Bristol 31.1, San Francisco Bay