Internal Spinnaker Sheets

I have been installing internal spinnaker sheets on my Scot. I noticed that some folks have cam cleats installed just aft of their guy clips. Does anyone know why this is necessary? I curious if any has had success without the cam cleats. I'd appreciate hearing from folks about this. Thanks! Rob Volpe FS 4347

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I believe you need those cam cleats to hold the Guy in place so

I believe you need those cam cleats to hold the Guy in place so the pole will not move.... you clip the sheet into the hook and it turns into the guy then you make sure you trap the guy in the cam cleat so the pole does not move.

The cam cleats just aft of the guy clips makes it easier to clea

The cam cleats just aft of the guy clips makes it easier to cleat the guy and theoretically means a shorten guy and therefore less stretch to the guy between the pole and the cleat. I hear some use kevlar line to minimize stretch, but kevlar line is expensive and breaks down rapidly with sharp turns through the blocks. I think the foredeck cleat is a far better solution. My old Lightning had the guy cleat just aft of the guy hook, and it was very easy to hook the guy and cleat it in almost one motion with one hand. I liked that set up and think that is the best arrangement for serious racing. However, I currently only cruise with my Flying Scot, have only the factory setup with the guy clips on the shrouds and the cleat mid deck after the guy goes to the transon block and back - ie. a long distance between the pole and the cleat and you do get some stretch. Yet I find that set up very simple and adequate for my needs. My wants, however, say to upgrade to foredeck clips and cleats. Maybe someday! Be sure your cleat is raised and set to the correct purchase angle if you do add cleats - see FSSA store and instructions. Rog Klettke

Thanks guys for your responses.

Thanks guys for your responses. This makes sense to me now. I'll take a look at how others have angled the cleats before I start drilling. Rob Volpe FS 4347