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PostPosted: Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:48 am 
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Here's the other side, if that helps.

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 6:33 am 
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We used the smaller wedge in the package and it provided a bit of the desired angle for easier un-cleating. Also had to use longer screws than the original ones, and had to cut them down in order not to jam them into the aka.

Test drove it in light winds, seemed to work well. The real test will be in heavy air. Big storm on its way now so winds should pick up soon for a fast sail before the lightening gets here. Then it's hurry back to the dock and off the water!

Thanks all! Keeping our fingers crossed here!

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:29 am 
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If the smaller wedge doesn't completely do it, you can use the larger wedge but cut it down to your preferred angle. For jobs like that I usually use a belt sander for quick results. A little change in angle goes a long way in fixing the problem without creating a new problem.

We await your big wind results. :)

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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:13 pm 
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And just a clarification, the extreme angle fairlead was originally added to improve sheeting while riding high and to the side, on Hakas. Love it.


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:48 pm 
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NOHUHU wrote:
And just a clarification, the extreme angle fairlead was originally added to improve sheeting while riding high and to the side, on Hakas. Love it.

And the price sure beats what that great swivel cleat cost!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:06 am 
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Finally able to test the higher-angle cam cleat in good wind. It's much better! Thanks all!

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:21 am 
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I just pop the sheet up out of the cleat with my foot.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:22 pm 
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Coming from a sailing background have a look at what I have done. It works very well and is easy to operate and install.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:23 pm 
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Some other very simple and effective mods

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