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No, that cleat is mounted properly... you never want the jam side of the cleat to be taking the initial wrap from the line... it can make it almost impossible to free the line if the load is too heavy, and dangerous besides. Also, as DeniseO30 says, gravity is helping as well... but that's a minor consideration compared to the danger of the load being on the jam side of the cleat directly.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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