Glad to see that I started another discussion ;-)
Thank you guys a ton for the help!
To answer questions:
- Uncleating is downwards.
- Sheet quality is good. It is a very tick line, I would say somewhere in the 14mm range. It is not brand new, but is in great 'broken-in' shape where it is nice on the hands.
- Close-up pics posted below.
- Yes we were under load.
- I dont remember if I had the fine trimmers let out on both sides, but the problem that I run into with these is that the upper block of the fine tune can only go so high. I can release them and the block just gets sucked up to the boom and can go no farther. Especially with vang on where the boom is pulled down.
Drew and Bum if you want to come crew on my boat, or know a good main trimmer that does, please feel free to put us in touch. In the meantime, I need help with getting my main sheet to unlock under load.
GW, as always, your comments are worth their weight in gold. Do you by chance own Fisheries stock? ;-) I clicked the link - what is the $60 plate? Do I need it? The cleat for $120, seems boat-reasonable. However the plate looks like something outrageously overpriced. Is this the thing to do?