Maximum Load on cam cleat

Oscarpop

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As per my previous post, we are considering adding cam cleats to the deck to take the spinnaker/parasailor guys.

The boat is 40 ft, the spinnaker is 125m2

The ca cleats are going to be bolted through the coamings. Harken do a cam cleat for a 12mm line hat has a max load of 200kg. Is this enough?

Would a guy be subjected to much more load than this?

It is run through blocks on the bowsprit then back

Thanks
 

Adamastor

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Simple answer? "NO!"
Aside from the embarrassment when the cleat says "screw it- I'm going home!", somebody could get hurt. Rather use winches and possibly fit speed cleats if you want to lock your sheets off.
 
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