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Re: Spring lines and cleats

I have a Catalina 25 with no midship cleats.

I tie spring line #2 to the jib sheet winch (and send it forward). I tie #1 to the base of stanchion 1 (and send it aft); I pass the eye of the dockline through the little 'legs' at the base so there is no way it can ride up.

I can't imagine anything that would rip out the stanchion that wouldn't also pull out anything else. I worry a lot more about line #2 slipping off the winch.

Ken
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