Jib swiveling fairleads with bullseye
I have a non racing rigged boat - that is rigged for singlehanded sailing ( sort of ). I have my jib sheet, cheek blocks mounted flush to the decks with a cam cleat just flush with the back of the seat. I would like to remove these cam cleats and install a swiveling fairlead that allows me to stay aft when adjusting the jib sheets.
I've seen the Harken and Ronstan offerings - they seem like they would do the job, but the issue is how to mount it FIRMLY to the same area as the old cam cleats ? I have seen different applications of this idea and all looked like they get the h*ll beaten out of them and loosen up or bend. The are would have to built up to properly accept the swivel bases round base - the current area is narrow and not flat. I have also seen on a boat something like a fibergalss 'tower' that was shaped to perfectly fit the profile of the deck/seatlip and the swivel fairlead was mounted to that.
Anything I do on the boat has to be bullet-proof and be solid !
Anybody have something they like that works well ?