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post #41 of Old 08-26-2008
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It depends on how the padeyes are mounted. If they're screwed to the fiberglass... no... if they're through-bolted with fairly large bolts (say three 1/4-20 bolts) and have a backing plate and such, yes, they probably are.
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Originally Posted by welshwind View Post
Are padeyes strong enough to serve as termination points for jacklines? The point about the aft cleats is well-taken and I have padeyes toward the centerline of the boat near the stern.

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