Wanted: Ratchet block and/or cam cleat setup

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  1. brianZ71

    brianZ71 Member

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    Like the title says, I'm looking to pick up a used ratchet block and/or cam cleat setup. This is a super low (college) budget build, and i'm new to this and just sailing recreationally. so that old block you replaced would probably be exactly what i'm looking for. thanks.

    edit: my terminology may be off, but basically I am looking for everything in this picture:

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  2. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    If you are on a (low) budget, you don't need the cam cleat part!

    ALmost all racers just use a block.
     
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    I'm pretty sure that someone tried this setup, and the swiveling cleat part just didn't work out correctly - the line/sheet wouldn't work very well. I agree with Wavedancer - start with just the block.

    if you want to add a cam cleat later, put it down on the cockpit lip.
     
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    brianZ71 Member

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    Yeah Ive been digging through the forum and I saw the cockpit lip setup. That was actually my plan, but I figured I'd try the swivel if I could pick one up cheap. Mainly I just want a block though. Thanks for the input!
     
  6. dinghyone

    dinghyone Curmudgeon

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    I have a new Holt Allen AutoRatchet block for $25 + $6 USPS Priority Shipping
    dinghyone at att dot net
     
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