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Keeping Rudders Down on A Mari cat 4.3

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Hi everyone, i have a second mari cat and the origional clips to keep the rudders down have broken off, how does everyone else keep their rudders down?

Thanks :)

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You put a clam cleat on the top near the front. Then best to out a 2:1 purchase to the downhaul. Camcleat CL257 is a auto release version which pops open if you hit anything.

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These cams and cleat, supplied by Mick Colecliffe and work really well. They are now the standard equipment supplied by Maricat.

Some fine tuning and a bit of filing may be required to get the correct amount of holding and release.

They have worked for me anytime i have hit something "hard", ie large jelly fish.

 

I don't know what they cost but much less then a broken rudder or busted transom.... and simple, clean and easy to fit and use.

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That's an interesting one Rodney.  I had the 'new' ones on Sweet 16, possibly the tillers were thicker than standard but I needed to use a lever to release them.  This meant that I had to cut them back but how much is enough,  effectively one extra grind of the file will move them from too tight to too loose.

I opted to stump up the $60 for a pair of CL257 which have a small cam to adjust the release.

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