Originally Posted by Ninefingers
Are you sure the winches are stronger than the cleats? On the Hunter 33 I sail, the manual specifies the cleats as the strong points with 9000lb breaking point.
I would have a hard time towing with my main winches. Probably would rip off my stern rail and maybe rip off the winches. Think I would rather rip out my stern cleats as would be less repair work to do.