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...................................................--- Tiller Clamcleat ---
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I read about using a self-releasing Clamcleat to hold the swing rudder down and wanted to put one on our Mac. I didn't want to mess with the rigging until we had sailed some, but felt this was one mod I wanted to do up front.
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I ordered one from Duckworks, who has good prices on a number of things and pretty prompt delivery.
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I found that the holes to mount it came close enough to the mounting holes for the cleat that was on the tiller that I decided to try using those and mounting it on top of the stock cleat. It seemed to work fine and did release a couple times during our first 5 day sail and it was probably a good thing as we forgot to raise the rudder a couple times and this saved damage to it. I never had it release when it shouldn't have.
Want to see how it works? Click ( HERE ).
I'm happy with this mod and will leave it on the boat.
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