Sunday, May 12, 2013

Swivel Cam Cleat Installation

Upgraded our 1965 boat with a swivel cam cleat. Measured 1982 boat to get basic location

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Measure twice, drill once. Or drill a small pilot hole first to see if you are in right spot

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Opened inspection ports to air out the hull. Found this critter inside the by the daggerboard well, the keeper from the old deck drain plug

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Used 8x32 1 inch stainless flat head screws with washers and stop nuts. Wave is ready to roll!

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3 comments:

  1. where did you get the swivel cam cleat? do you have a make/model number for it? my old Sunfish had one, but I upgraded to a ratchet block.

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  2. Howdy my2fish,
    This swivel cam cleat came off a Sunfish hull that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan, a stucco wall fell on it. The hardware was salvaged and the boat lives on in many of our restorations. I don't remember seeing any numbers on it but I'll check it.

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  3. APS sells a nice Harken cleat that works for under $74 USD, Harken 240.

    http://www.apsltd.com/c-325-cam-cleat-swivel-bases-cam-arms-other-mountings.aspx

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