Kicking Straps 29th October 2005 Some ideas on how to set up a powerful kicker on the Sonata. A cleat located similarly to the one shown here will enable the foredeck crew to adjust the kicker from the rail. This kicker attachment is pop-riveted to the mast. It’s also possible to use the stainless steel pin at the foot of some masts as an anchor point. A cascade arrangement of roller bearing blocks. The jammers have the disadvantage that the kicker cannot be operated easily from the rail. If the kicker is powerful enough, there should be no need to use a winch. With the kicker cleat located somewhere near the deck organiser sheaves, it’s possible to lead the rope tail through a fairlead on the side of the coach roof. With this arrangement, it can be adjusted from cockpit or rail.