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1391Re: [j4x-owners-group] Retractor Spring Torque

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  • Bill Bowers
    Mar 30, 2014
      Bill #3 Here,
       I measured and our aluminum contoured cleats are 8".  They are light, strong, and pricey. I want to also be able to use the cleats for nippers in retrieving our Jordan Series Drogue, so have ordered similar profile 8" cast 4 bolt 316 SS polished cleat from marinepartdepot.com. They have a great offering of cast SS fittings at great prices. 

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      On Mar 30, 2014, at 8:18 PM, "Deb and Con" <cdsail123@...> wrote:




      What is the size of the horn cleat?  




      From: j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com [mailto:j4x-owners-group@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of William Stellin
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      I don't know which Bill you are asking, but anyway here is a drawing of about where the cleat is on my boat.  The actual position is more about trial and error so as to make sure the lead from the stopper jam is fair.

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      Bill Stellin. #6

      On Mar 22, 2014, at 7:17 AM, "Barry Dwyer" <bdwyer@...> wrote:


      Bill, can post a picture of your cleat/jammer set up when you have a chance?





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      On Mar 21, 2014, at 10:13 PM, "William Stellin" <wstellin@...> wrote:


      I have no idea of pound force, but I can say quite little force is needed.  Actually it is never an issue because after I uncleat the sheet, it goes on the winch and the second I turn the winch it opens the jam cam automatically.

      The key is having a cleat.  I would never trust the jammer to hold the sheet by itself.  It is too easy to accidentally open it.   

      Bill    #6
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      On Mar 21, 2014, at 9:44 PM, "Bill Bowers" <wfb01983@...> wrote:


      Bill Stellin, what would you estimate is the rough force in pounds to open the jaw on your main sheet Transfer Stopper footblock? Would you like more or less force?

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