Trapeze & Vang Clamcleat. The Sailor’s preferred choice for adjusting dinghy trapeze lines. Also used for vangs & kicking straps; outhauls and small dinghy forestays. The Clamcleat® C253 offers a light weight and compact solution for rope adjustment where a quick, positive lock, that is easy to release, is required. Each Clamcleat® C253 is supplied with a black “link” (PTLINK). This makes releasing the rope a lot easier. For windsurfing, the C253 can be used as part of an adjustable downhaul system. The cleat has an in-built pulley. Manufactured from aluminium for light weight and durable performance, two finishes are available: 1. a silver stove enamel finish for a cost effective, high quality coating 2. a hard anodised finish to give a hard wearing surface. If you are using this cleat to support your weight, it should be regularly inspected. Wearing or scuffing of the surface finish is acceptable. If there is any sign of wear or damage to the working or load-bearing parts, the cleat should be replaced. Helpful hints: – Use 16 plait rope for best results.