Servo Cleat cam cleats from Kassel made by Spring Bootstechnik
Emil Feder first got into sailing at the beginning of the 1970s. He was quickly dissatisfied with the use of the then common clamp / cam cleat. He was particularly annoyed with the way he had to haul in 1 to 2 cm in order to be able to pull apart the cleat jaws. Since most sailors are also hobbyists, Feder built his own prototype and optimised it until he was satisfied with the material, shape and performance. The servo cam cleat was born! What distinguishes the new Servo Cleat? Above the clamping surfaces is a V-shaped gap whose teeth spiral outwards and to the tip. The shape allows vertical pressure to be converted by the sheet into rotary movement of the jaws. The decisive advantage: After the sail has been trimmed, the sheet can be held in this position WITHOUT further hauling!
- What is the advantage of a Servo Cleat? -
SVB stocks the following Servo Cleat types:
Mini-Servo for sheets from 3 to 7 mm, hole spacing 27 mm
For sheets from 6 to 10 mm, hole spacing 37 mm
For sheets from 6 to 10 mm, hole spacing 40 mm
For sheets from 8 to 12 mm, hole spacing 42 mm
Maxi-Servo for sheets from 10 to 14 mm, hole spacing 52 mm
For sheets from 10 to 14 mm, hole spacing 52 mm
Today Jörg Feder manages his father Emil's company in the second generation. In addition to the Servo Cleat cam cleat and matching accessories, Spring Bootstechnik also manufactures spreader hooks. The spreader hook is mounted on the spreader and stows halyards away from the mast, thus preventing noise in the marina.