- Apr 21, 2021
The Genoa sheets use snatch blocks, not cars. I was curious about that, especially for trimming, but the engineer in me saw no mechanical inconsistency with the shape of the rail. I honestly don't remember how it was done on my Catalina 27 because it was so long ago, but just looked at the toe rail and didn't see how a car would work anyway, so stopped questioning.I would discourage you from using a snap shackle on your mooring lines. Besides the abrasion of metal on metal, it may be inherently dangerous to the hand when attaching and detaching. I can't see the advantage of spending $60-100 plus for a snap shackle for this application. You can buy an adjustable genoa track cleat from garhaurer for only $50 and you don't have to splice anything.