Have you ever tried to cleat a 420 jib sheet, only to discover you CAN’T because one of the cams is loose and spinning around? Or maybe you had a similar experience with your Laser vang cleat or your 29er mainsheet cleat? Most often, this is a simple case of a worn-out torsion spring inside the cleat. It’s probably one of the most common maintenance tasks in dinghy sailing. And it’s a quick, simple fix! Let’s show you how.

Rebuilding a cam cleat is a fundamental skill, and it is critical to maintaining your boat. It’s an easy project but a very important one! Watch this short Tech Team Express video to learn how to service your Harken Cam-Matic cam cleat using the rebuild kit (Harken Part No. 150KIT).

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