How to Replace a Jib Halyard Cleat on a Hobie 16

How to Replace a Jib Halyard Cleat? A couple of years ago ours broke off of our mast because of an…shall we say accident…from a day sail on the lake. Oops!  Good thing we were able to fix and replace it.  We thought it would be nice to document it with a video on how we replaced it.

Honestly, we replaced the Jib Halyard Cleat 3 seasons ago now, (when the video was originally shot) and it’s still going strong. We take good care of our boat, but it’s not to say that we don’t have a little fun with it too.

Here’s the list of supplies that you’ll need for this project as outlined in the video:

  • 2 Stainless Steel pop rivets (about 1″ in length)
  • Replacement Jib Cleat (found at your local Hobie Store for around $4.90)
  • 3/16″ drill bit
  • Hand Drill
  • Pop Rivet Tool (Modified: Grind off a tip for the pop rivet, so that tool can actually seat down on top of the pop rivet inside the cleat)

That’s all you’ll need. Check out the video below for a better step-by-step guide tutorial on how we did this. As always, if you have any questions feel free to write in the comments section and we’ll be happy to answer any questions.

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