Is that the CL253 “trapeze and vang cleat”? Any chance for a photo of your system?
That cleat must be one h*ll of a cleat. It must be able to handle half of the total kicker load. You better make sure it is very reliable.
My thoughts entirely!
I like the principle though – was just wondering how you could achieve the same thing with some sort of hook any eye system so’s you had two fixed kicker settings, one for full main and one for reefed.
My reef points run parallel to the boom anyway, and to be honest I can’t really see a compelling reason to do otherwise. It just “seems” like a good idea to have a higher boom in stronger winds but in practice you’d still have to avoid it gybing etc so is there any point in adding this complication?