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post #8 of Old 06-01-2013
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Re: Recommend Cleat for bow/anchor

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Originally Posted by RyanL View Post
Thanks for the input, i hadn't thought of a few things- especially the forces associated with towing (though i wouldn't tie off to just one cleat in a towing situation).

i'll go with the 4 bolt version, certainly with a beefy backing plate. i doubt i can get them mounted on the rail, but i'll look into that this weekend.

thanks as always!
When (if) you're being towed you should secure the tow line around the mast and just use the cleats to lead the bridle - much stronger than tying the towline to the cleats.

I, myself, personally intend to continue being outspoken and opinionated, intolerant of all fanatics, fools and ignoramuses, deeply suspicious of all those who have "found the answer" and on my bad days, downright rude.
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