Clamcleat Auto-Release Racing Mini Cleat - CL257

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  • Clamcleat ® Auto-Release Racing Mini Cleat - CL257

    The Clamcleat ® CL257 Auto-Release cleat holds ropes securely but will release them immediately when the cleat is overloaded. Once tripped, it can be easily reset in seconds by just pushing the cleat back down into its base.

    This release cleat is perfect for locking down your rudder blade yet allowing it to flip-up if it hits the bottom or a solid obstacle in the water.

    The CL257 is also fitted with an adjustable cam so that the release tension can be set to suit the boat and local conditions. The cam is adjusted until the rudder blade is held down reliably under maximum sailing conditions. The CL257 will then be set so that the least strain is put on the rudder if it hits an obstacle.

    The CL257 can be fitted to virtually all lifting tillers and can also be used to protect centre boards.

    How it Works Video


    Technical Details   Metric Imperial
    Rope Diameter 4 - 6mm 5/32 - 1/4"
    Material Aluminium & Acetal Aluminium & Acetal
    Hole Centres 36mm 1 3/8"
    Length 68mm 2 5/8"
    Width 22mm 7/8"
    Height 28mm 1 1/8"
    Bolt Size M4 #8-32. 5/32"
    Screw Size 4.2 No 8
    Weight 31gms 1.1oz
  • Delivery and Costs

    We try to treat delivery as a pass through cost and keep the cost to you as low as possible, on top of our already competitive product prices.

    We offer free UK standard delivery for orders over £50, this does exclude boats, trolleys, masts, booms and large items which can't be sent via standard mail.

    Any order placed by midday will leave us the same day unless there is a lead time which we detail on the product page.

    Delivery Costs

    UK 2nd Class Small Packet - £3.99

    UK 1st Class Small Packet - £4.50

    UK 1st Class Small Packet - Over 1KG - £5.99

    DPD Next Day Courier - £8.99

    Courier - Long Items - Masts, Booms Etc - £40

    Close to England - £10

    We are not currently shipping further afield due to customs charges and the cost of shipping, this will be reviewed soon.

  • Frequenty Asked Questions

    What is the quantity for ropes?

    The quantity is meters. If you order 5 items you will receive one 5 meter continuous length of that specific rope.

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    Who are Sailing Chandlery?

    We're a team of sailors who are passionate about keeping you sailing and providing an excellent service first time. Find out more.

    I have another question?

    You can call the team on 07793 953564 or email us

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Gus Beare
Clever and useful

I will be using this on my rudder downhaul. Should work well.