Clamcleat Auto-Release Mini Anodised (C257)
The Auto-Release cleat provides the neatest and best solution to the problem of how to lock-down a rudder blade yet allow it to flip-up if it hits the bottom or a solid obstacle in the water. The cleat holds ropes securely yet will release them immediately when the cleat is overloaded. Once tripped, it can be easily reset in seconds by just pushing the cleat back down into its base.
The CL257 is also fitted with an adjustable cam so that the release tension can be set to suit the boat and local conditions. The cam is adjusted until the rudder blade is held down reliably under maximum sailing conditions. The CL257 will then be set so that the least strain is put on the rudder if it hits an obstacle.
The CL257 can be fitted to virtually all lifting tillers and can also be used to protect centre boards (please view fitting instructions)
The principle of the converging tapered grooves ensures grip without wear. Simply lay the rope which will automatically cleat under load. To release just flick upwards. The nylon models remain best value for where high loads are not encountered. With the advent of smaller and harder core ropes, the higher load demands the aluminium racing equivalents which are now becoming the norm.
Rope Size: 4-6mm
Material: Aluminium & Acetal
Dimensions: 68 x 36 x 24mm
Bolt Size: M4
Screw Size: 4.2mm