We decided s/v Honey Ryder really needs a rope clutch to help control the furling line on the head sail. We happened to mentioned this to fellow Salty Dawg Craig off s/v Il Sogno. "Don't go buy one. I have several extra onboard. What brand/kind are you looking for?" What brand/kind? OMG - awesome! We didn't care what brand/kind. The next day Craig popped by with a whole bag full of rope clutches. Seems he replaced all his and saved the old ones just in case. Sweet!
|s/v Rum Runner's rope clutch|
|Mr Marine Starboard in action|
These three were through bolted as one to s/v Honey Ryder's toe rail. Then he used large lag screws to attached the rope clutch to the through bolted piece.
Voila! Rock solid, simple AND he didn't have to drill through the deck - which would have been a PIA.