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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:19 am 
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Anyone know of a metal cleat to replace the downhaul cleat on the Hobie 18 mast here is the part number CLEAT 10262000 mine is cracked and about to break the mast sits outside when stored so the sun breaks down that plastic one.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:24 am 
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Use a metal v jam cleat like on the furler line.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 8:59 am 
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So you mean this one 10261000 CLEAT, STNLS V-JAMMING do you know if the wholes will line up with the old one?

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2011 9:08 am 
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The older stock downhaul cleats on the 18 mast just plain sucked. This includes the original metal v-jam cleat (same as the cleat used for the furler line) and the later plastic "barrel" cleat.

The best low cost fix it to get an aluminum Clamcleat, CL-211 MK1 (don't use the nylon version, they wear out and slip). Rivet it to the mast using two 3/16" stainless rivets. The cleat and rivets will cost you less than $20 and these cleats hold well and last a long time. The mounting holes will not line up with the original cleat holes, so just mount the cleat slightly below the gooseneck fitting and right along the edge of the sail track. This way the rivets go into the mast track portion of the mast extrusion and not into the sealed mast section, so there is no leak path into the mast.

I recently mounted one of these cleats on my beach boat to replace the stock plastic cleat, and it works nicely.

Harken exit blocks are a very nice upgrade and make adjusting the downhaul even easier, but they're pricey at around $100 each.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:09 am 
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Thanks I will call my dealer today do you think I should replace the line since I am replacing the cleat? The old barrel called for 3/16 line would that clamcleat take the same size any special line for the downhaul polybraid, dynema?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:56 am 
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Website for CL-211 MK1 says 1/32"~1/4" line for this cleat. Mauripro has them for $15 ish. Its listed as a Laser part so KO may have it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:05 am 
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Called KO this morning they are looking for it as we speak. You live in the Houston area?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:46 pm 
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Its Jeff with the Yellow (for now)18

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