Now approved for use on the Laser (after the 2006 amendment to Rule 3(g) of the Laser Class Rules), the Laser Clew Sleeve is an all-in-one solution to rigging your outhaul and clew tie-down.
Produced by Harken for Laser Performance, the combination of a low friction metal sleeve and a ball bearing block facilitates easy outhaul adjustment, especially in light air.
Extensive development went into this particular design, and the hook is designed to not allow unwanted release of the sail while still allowing quick release during rigging and de-rigging. As you can see, the sail is held quite close to the boom, but should not produce any noticeable wear on the surface of your boom.
This sleeve can prove particularly useful for 4.7 and Radial sailors where quick adjustments of the outhaul can be the difference between staying upright or getting wet!