Tuesday, August 6, 2013

New cleat

Another minor change this year is the addition of a new cleat. When I discovered a simple headsail downhaul could be rigged (click to read in a new window) I borrowed the cleat and bullseye I had fitted for the spinnaker pole downhaul. I noted at the time the headsail downhaul needed its own fittings and here they are.
The addition of the cleat guards to prevent accidental cleating is a real bonus. Before they were fitted hoisting the headsail was constantly interrupted by the downhaul falling into the jaws of the cleat.