Having a cleat on the bottom of the boom may be dangerous to (the wellbeing of) your skull????derekcjackson said:I think the cunningham should be directly under the spar so it can be easily adjusted on either tack. I put my outhaul on the starboard side so it can be released at the windward mark. The tail of the line goes around the mast so it can be tightened easily on starboard and port. That eliminates the leeward mark rounding issue.
That's interesting. I have a 2003 Worlds boat and I hate the cleat on the bottom of the boom. I haven't hit my head, but my main sheet gets caught in it. I've put duck tape around it to prevent my main sheet from cleating in it.Wavedancer said:Having a cleat on the bottom of the boom may be dangerous to (the wellbeing of) your skull????
As I recall, at the 2003 Worlds in St Maarten, Vanguard had installed the cleats on the bottom of the boom, but many of the sailors protested and the cleats were taken off prior to the racing.
Totally unprofessional: I used duct tape......Cindy Taylor said:What do people use to plug holes in their spars when they move things like these cleats? I'm thinking about repositioning my cleats and don't want to leave holes in the spars that might allow salt water to enter them.
Love the mature sailor, just thinking about if I still have it in me to stand on the centerboard and flip her backTypically, there may be a cleat to adjust the C'ham and one to adjust the outhaul. Racers use them, but you really don't need them as a casual 'mature' sailor.
PS: Nothing is stupid on this forum...