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post #16 of Old 10-02-2012
Brent Swain
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Re: Help me decide - Mooring bitt or cleat?

Mooring bits are usually far stronger than cleats, and can take more line before becoming filled up. I prefer bits.
On a small boat, a super strong eye in the top of the stem, with a good backup plate inside, will eliminate chafe,when on a mooring.

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