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Re: Recommend Cleat for bow/anchor

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Originally Posted by RyanL View Post
I currently have a single 6" cleat for the anchor, which is centered on the bow of my 24' yankee dolphin (1971). i feel that it's too small, and have a really hard time getting 2 lines over it when at dock as the base is too small to pass a bite of rope through it, so i have to do a cleat hitch.
it's your average cleat with 4 bolt, and a beefy backing plate.

i think i have a few options:
1. leave it alone and go sailing
2. install a larger cleat in the center, one with a larger opening at the base. this might be a good option if i can get one that matches the holes.
3. take it out, patch the holes, install 2 cleats on either side of the center line of the bow.

my main question is: does the anchor cleat have to have 4 bolts, or can i use one with only 2? i was thinking of using two 8" versions of this:

vvv.schaefermarine.com/press/chock_cleats0503.html

i like the schaefers cause there is a lot less exposed screws, making for better bedding and waterproofing.

sorry that i can't post a link yet...i'll start posting more!

thanks for your input!
Use the 4 bolt versions - MUCH stronger mounting. Use a big backing plate as well since it will hold your anchor line. I prefer Herreshoff style cleats.
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