I was wondering if anyone has made a roped stropped block with an attached cam cleat, or other such hold the rope fast device? I want to make a set of blocks for my boat's main sheet, but want the convenience of having a cam cleat right there so I don't have to hold the line or tie off other places. I've been contemplating doing something like this:
I know it should be a triple to get the cleat centered and the pull balanced. But you get the idea. I would have the brass bar inset into the cheeks to resist twisting up or down. The axle pin through the bar for strength. I get the feeling I'm missing something obvious. Has anyone else tried this, or didn't because there's a better and simpler way that I don't see? This is my 1st sailboat so the sails rigging is not second nature for me.