Cleat on mast below winch
My 1978 FS has a plastic?/nylon? cleat mounted on the mast, in the sail track, right below the winch assembly. It runs vertically and does a great job at grabbing a flapping jib sheet when I tack in strong wind and holding it for me so I have to jump forward and release it while I hope the tiller stays relatively straight.
Does anyone else have this? Is this a factory install or was it done afterwards? What is it for, docking? There is also a screw that seems to be in there hold the bar into which the cleat's mounting screws are screwed.
Any input would be great, thanks.
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