- Sep 15, 2016
So I am contemplating adding a cleat / clutch to the cabin top on my Catalina 22 to free up the halyard winches for either a spinnaker, banjo sheeting, or whatever. Being that this is a small boat I am interested in hearing ideas on what is better. A cleat like the PXR is smaller which is nice however a traditional Rope clutch is normally what is used for the job. I use the boat for cruising and racing so I don’t want to shorten the handrails etc. I know there will be compromise but I’m trying to find the best balance in technology that will free up the winch while also allowing for the needed adjustments and things. Your thoughts or additional ideas?