Tufnol cleats

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Tufnol cleats

Postby kokko » Sat Jul 14, 2018 6:27 pm

One of my original tufnol jib cleats is losing its grip. The spring seems ok, but the jib sheet slips under load. Any suggestions would be helpful. I’ve been thinking of roughing the surface with a wire brush or some abrasive.
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Re: Tufnol cleats

Postby GreenLake » Sat Jul 14, 2018 10:05 pm

I think you have the right idea; if yours has "teeth", like my old main-sheet cleat, you should be able to take a file and "sharpen" the teeth a bit. As long as you don't overdo it, of course, you don't want to wear it down too much.
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