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Hi All,

The new slip we're in has your standard arrangement for cleats on the dock. Our Traveler has your basic stern and bow cleats. The 31' boat in a 32' slip just fits and all the dock lines have a forward direction for tie up. This is not an issue untill the tide goes out and the prevailing wind is coming from the wrong direction. Then I have nothing to prevent the boat from moving forward in the slip.

I have seen spring line arrangements through genoa traveler car points, around stancheons, etc., but saw the neatest one yesterday. A genoa traveler car with a cleat on it. I haven't been able to find just a traveler car with nothing on it except the lock. Has anyone seen something like this?

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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

Not sure exactly what you're describing, but we have these genoa traveler cleats on each side for our spring lines.

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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

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Not sure exactly what you're describing, but we have these genoa traveler cleats on each side for our spring lines.
EXACTLY! Beautifull... $150? Yikes.

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EXACTLY! Beautifull... $150? Yikes.
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EXACTLY! Beautifull... $150? Yikes.
They're on sale for $64 at Defender right now ($81 normally).

I've had them on our boat since '08. They work great and still look new.

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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

You could always buy standard cleats and install them. I haven't tried these, so I can't vouch for their strength, etc.:
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Look at THAT! Jim just saved you almost $100/cleat! Heck, you can now afford to buy at least 4!

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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

Those are intended for jib car tracks. Travelers are made to handle a side load, not a fore-aft load.
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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

The problem with midships cleats is that jib sheets can tend to hang up on them in during a tack, often requiring returning to the other tack to resolve the hang.

A good feature is to have a bail that pops up to shield the cleat, or to install permanent fold down cleats.
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Re: Genoa Traveler Car with Cleat?

I'd be a little concerned using jib track cleats for dock lines. I suppose spring lines are primarily fore and aft forces but if they encounter side to side forces that's not what the track is designed for.

That said, it is a nice way to add cleats without drilling holes in your boat.
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