Outhaul Cleat

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Outhaul Cleat

Postby Besty » Fri Jul 31, 2009 5:41 pm

Folks,
My outhaul has been slipping and so I need to replace the cleat.
Has anybody else experienced this?

Also, I think I read somewhere that the cleat can be moved closer to the gooseneck end.
What is the ruling on this?
What is the advantage of doing this? Is it so it's closer to the boat's centre line and therefore easier to adjust?

I also heard some are using additional blocks to lead the control for the outhaul out to the racks.
Am I right in saying that we are not allowed to add addtional cleats? Assuming this is the case, I assume the only advantage of doing this is to be able to pull on the outhaul from the rack?

Hope someone can help.
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Re: Outhaul Cleat

Postby DanV193 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 10:28 am

Besty,

I have replaced my outhaul cleat...

Drill off old rivet heads and punch rivets through;
Paint boom with yellow insulating paste (can't remember trade name);
Rivet new cleat on (useful trick, put 2 M5 nuts on rivet in order to place pressure on the rivet head 'inside' the cleat) (this space is too narrow for the rivet gun).

I don't know why the cleat has moved forward, although I understand it was at the request of the class, so there must be some rationale behind it. I think you are correct when you say that the new rules allow you to pull the outhaul on from the wings, but no extra cleats are allowed so you have to reach in to let it off.
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Re: Outhaul Cleat

Postby Dave147 » Mon Aug 03, 2009 11:55 am

The yellow paste is called Duralec (Not sure of the spelling) On my boat, GBR147, the outhaul cleat is held in place by self tapping screws, if your's is a similar age and has srews, undo them very carefully so that you can reuse the same screw holes. The corrosion of the alloy meeting Carbon caused one of the threads to not hold as well as it should.

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Re: Outhaul Cleat

Postby paul manning » Mon Aug 17, 2009 9:09 pm

Regarding the ruling on moving the cleat. It can be in one of two places supplied by the manufacturer. It sounds like yours is in the middle.

All the advise above is sound (especially Dan's comment on using two M5 nuts so the rivet gun can fully collapse the rivet :P )

I'd also recommend you use rivets rather than screws.

The fixing holes in the carbon will not have got bigger due to electolysis, it will be the aluminim cleat that will corrode. I'd suggest the screw fixings have simply worked loose from vibration, hence why I'd use rivets.

Using Duralac is also good, as it seperates the cleat from the carbon.
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Re: Outhaul Cleat

Postby Bru » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:07 pm

Hi guys,

im about to swap my outhaul cleat out as the current one is slowly dissolving.

Just wanted to check that these rivets would be suitable for attaching the new cleat to the boom?

https://www.sailboats.co.uk/selden-5mm-diameter-rivet-for-6-8-5mm-wall-thickness

Many thanks,
Bruce
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Re: Outhaul Cleat

Postby paul manning » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:49 pm

Bruce

Yes, that’s the one.
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