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Question: Two bow cleats or one?
My Allied Seawind has always had one beefy 12" bronze cleat behind the windlass. This one cleat has been the primary bow cleat for docklines, anchor snubber, etc.
My preference would actually be for a stout, heavy-duty sampson post going all the way to the keel, but this would take up too much room in my chain locker which is directly underneath, so lacking that option, I've been thinking about twin bow cleats for more options for tying up doubled docklines, double snubbers, etc. I've just happened upon a pair of big 12" bronze Herreshoff cleats for $25 each.
So am just wondering what people think here...twin bow cleats worth the cost and time for installation??
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