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Last Post 14 Jun 2015 09:55 PM by Mike Pearce
Main sheet jammer alternatives?
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Mike PearceUser is Offline
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19 May 2015 01:26 PM
    Hi all.

    Because I have trashed my rotator cuff shoulder muscles I am currently using a main sheet jammer mounted upside down so I can release the main sheet without having to lift it up while hiking hard.

    This works well... up to a point. It is very easy to tread on the main sheet and accidentally uncleat it during a tack leading to mayhem coming out of the tack.

    Does anyone know of any alternative systems that might solve this issue?

    Thanks

    Mike
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    20 May 2015 08:38 PM
    Try the Spinlock cleat you can get one to fit the harken swivel base and although you still have to life up it only takes two fingers in the highest breeze as the load on the jaws is very light.
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    22 May 2015 12:02 PM
    Hi Kieth.

    Do you mean this one:

    https://www.spinlock.co.uk/en-us/ca...-cam-cleat

    Product id SKPXR0810/T

    Have you used one of these as a main sheet jammer?

    It isn't clear from their website if you have to pull up or down to uncleat it?

    Thanks

    Mike
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    14 Jun 2015 09:55 PM
    For those interested - we have now used one of the Spinlock jammers in lighter (today!!) and stronger winds and it works well. The main difference is that you don't need to pull any rope through the jammer to cleat it - you just lift the main sheet up to release it and down to lock it. It is a straight replacement for the Harken / Ronstan cam cleats with 38mm between mounting hole centres.
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