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Old 09-20-2009
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Another way to cleat

I was helping a guy move a boat to another slip and put the spliced loop of the dock line in the little hole in the middle of the cleat so I could fold it back over the cleat so it could not fall off.

He said, "If you were rafted up to another boat and it caught on fire how would you release the line'"

He then showed me a different way.
He just dropped the loop over the cleat then twisted the loop 180 degrees and looped it over the cleat horns again.

Ever see that method?
The downside I saw was that it doesn't self adjust so only one leg gets all the strain.
If that doesn't make sense I'll have to make a video.
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