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Old 11-10-2011
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The after sections of our boat have genoa track toerail, P & S, to which we attach our spinnaker sheet turning blocks. We have similar (though perhaps heavier-duty) genoa-track-mounted horn cleats for our stern mooring & dock lines mounted on these toerails as well. If the track is going to withstand a pull of a several thousand pounds from the sails (look at the working load of your sheet blocks), it and the cleats will certainly hold up to quite a bit of pull from any docklines. Either one of our track-mounted cleats would hold the boat to the dock with our 22 horse diesel pulling against it at full throttle.
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Originally Posted by andrewoliv View Post
Faster - Thanks. That is what I thought at first. However after inspection I do not trust attaching a dock line to this cleat. I should say there is a cleat on each track. (Starboard and Port) Does not seem secure enough to hold the boat.

I may end up removing both cleats unless I learn they have some value while sailing.
There is absolutely no problem using these cleats. Just make sure the pin is properly seated in the track hole and the lock is in the closed position. They typically don't have much use while sailing, and are used for docklines. We have two and use them all the time for spring lines (as others have mentioned). They're removed whenever spinnaker gear is rigged and replaced when we return to the dock. Keep'em. Use'em. Learn to love them.

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Thank you for all the comments. I now understand what to use them for and will keep them for use with the spring lines.
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I have a similar arrangement on my 35 footer and use it to secure a spring line as I back into the dock. Initially this genoa track cleat stops the 13000 lbs or so of boat, and is the only line is use until I secure other dock lines. If your spring line load is in the fore or aft direction, it should be plenty strong enough.
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I use one running aft so the does not hit bow on dock plus one bowline and a stern line feel about the boat safe and sound
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We use similar arrangement on 32' but use spare car on track to run aft to winch - crew hooks eye splice over dock cleat, helmsman takes up slack on secondary winch. We are parallel docked on river discharging overflow from Welland Canal (Hwy H20) into Lake Ontario, current runs from 0 to 4 or more knots depending on what is coming down from canal, sometimes a back current running along shoreline adds to the fun. No panic, hand signals only.
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