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Clamcleat, how to do?

Postby downunder » Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:05 am

Hi guys,

I've got a couple of unused clamcleats with a missing part in red color, how can I use it for the depower line as per pic? I'm building a new bar...
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Any ideas? Custom solutions?

Thanks

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Re: Clamcleat, how to do?

Postby evan » Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:16 am

Buy them new? Here in Europe they sell around €15.- new so why bother with home made solutions?
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But some manufacturers (like F-one) just put some bolts through the 5mm Dyneema depower rope and the cleat. A bit harder to to get right and not easy to adjust the position, but it works.

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Re: Clamcleat, how to do?

Postby downunder » Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:04 pm

Thank you for the good idea!

Must say, did not think of that!

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Re: Clamcleat, how to do?

Postby merl » Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:47 am

Old tried and tested trick: you can take a regular clamcleat and bolt it directly onto the dyneema. The bolts will go through the weave if you open them up with a fat knitting needle. You need a back plate like the ones you have on footstraps or at least decent sized washers. [Edit: I just saw that someone suggested this already - I had no idea that F-one did it.]

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Re: Clamcleat, how to do?

Postby fluidity » Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:46 pm

merl wrote:
Thu Nov 29, 2018 10:47 am
Old tried and tested trick: you can take a regular clamcleat and bolt it directly onto the dyneema. The bolts will go through the weave if you open them up with a fat knitting needle. You need a back plate like the ones you have on footstraps or at least decent sized washers. [Edit: I just saw that someone suggested this already - I had no idea that F-one did it.]
I just did this to put an above the bar depower on a 2014 Ocean Rodeo Bar. Hate below the bar clam cleats! Anyway, I use a long aluminium one with holes at the ends. There was a bit of internal sharp flashing which I removed with a dremel and polished, no need to add extra wear to the lines!


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