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Old 10-01-2012
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Re: Help me decide - Mooring bitt or cleat?

Something to think about is the number of bolts on the cleat and size of the backing plate. They are usually undesized for the possible loads. I's go for a 4-bolt cleat and make a stainless steel backing plate about the size of a sheet of paper, or what fits. The loading problem will occur if you have to get a tow and need to use the cleat for the tow line.
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