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Dave Barker
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If the cleat is above the sheet as it emerges from the block the angle can be adjusted so that a significantly upwards pull is required to cleat the sheet. Once cleated a gentle tug from a normal helming position will release the sheet.

These types of block normally have a range of several angles at which the cleat can be set, depending on the location of a pin (4-option example here:- http://www.marinedna.com/ball-bearing-cleat-fiddle-swivelbecket-plast-size-p-33686.html)