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post #45 of Old 08-24-2011
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I think I am going to have to leave my boat in the water when Irene passes through. Fortunately I am on a floating dock with a vacant slip next to me, and we are pretty far inland on the river (though with more westward fetch than I would like). I plan to move my boat over to take up both slips between the finger piers.

My Catalina 250 has one cleat on each side at the stern (the standard stock locations). Currently I have two loops over each cleat - one for spring line, and the other for stern line. I'd like to double up these lines, but can't fit four loops over each cleat. I have a movable midship cleat on the port genoa track, but I do not want to use it because I do not think it is secure enough.

Do any of you have any creative ideas on how to overcome the limited number of cleats at the stern?

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1998 Catalina 250WK Take Five (at Anchorage Marina, Essington, on the Delaware River)
1994 Mason 44 Firefly on loan from my BFF (West River, Galesville, MD)
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