Thanks for the quick replies guys.
Bob, I’m guessing that your combined Ronstan unit would be something like an RF58 (http://www.sailboats.co.uk/Product~Ronstan_Swivel_Base_Large_Cleat_RF58.html)? I’m seeing another unsupported camcleat – is this a robust bit of kit? I don’t want to swap one problem for another…
I must admit that I hadn’t thought of using a swivelling cleat, but it makes a lot of sense.
Just a couple more questions – for now anyway – would I use a ratchet cheek block, and if so, would it also mount on the inner slat of the forward bench? Any particular kind or make of block – I’m thinking of going fairly large, but I’ve no experience with these blocks, so I’m a little daunted by the range available, auto-ratchet etc., not to mention the cost!