I need to start getting the replacement parts for the sunfish. This gives me a chance to redo some things with newer/better designs. I’ve seen several different layouts for the mainsheet cleat. Here is what I had before. Notice it has a cleat right there on the swivel base. I didn’t take a picture of it, but I think it also had a cleat (might have just been the kind you tie off) right below the swivel inside the cockpit, on the front center. (You can see the two holes left over from it)
I saw this swivel ratchet on a pretty boat that was on craigslist. Notice that it has a cleat on either side of the cockpit and the ratchet that the mainsheet goes through is on a swivel. The sunfish at BCYC have the same kind of ratchet. I like the ratchet and think I’ll switch over, what about the cleats?
Which way is better?
I’m especially looking for input from My2Fish, but anyone else with an opinion is free to join in.