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Faster's point about making a mounting block for the cam cleat is a very good one.. you want the cam cleat's base to be as flat as possible so the cams don't jam under load.
Thanks, SD. Ronstan make a "curved riser" that sounds like it'll do the job and be heaps easier than making one.

The next trick is to work out how best to fasten it onto the boom, with such thin-walled section. Everything else is rivetted. Self-tappers perhaps??

Shoud I be using plastic or alloy cleats?
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If you can rivet the mounting plate/riser and then screw the cam cleat to the mounting plate, that would be ideal. That's how I have attached the line clutches to my mast.
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It's been a couple of weeks, but I've almost got my boom re-done - had to change the outhaul setup first to allow for the two reefs, #1 to Starboard and #2 to Port, taking way longer than planned..

I know from an earlier thread that it doesn't make much difference how far aft the turning blocks are, so long as they are well aft of the clew cringle, but is it Standard Practice (tm) to:

(a) Fix the turning blocks on either side of the boom at the same distance along the boom? Or should they be
(b) Staggered (ie. the same distance from the respective cringles)??
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I'd stagger them... that way you don't weaken the boom extrusion too much in any given area.
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Yes, staggered... for structural reasons as per SD and consistent leech tension with either reef.
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Any thoughts on how far back from the cringle the turning blocks should be? 6" or so??
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