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Re: How do you tie a cleat hitch?
Always used as the animated one displays... but also like others say, for cleats used where one might need to release quickly (like I dunno, jib sheets), you don't use a locking turn.
But my boat is just a baby, and I have clam cleats for my jib sheets, however on our US 27 we had horns, and these are the ones I'd shudder to use a locking turn. For dock cleats, no problem lock em up.
"Rum Line" a 1982, S2 7.9 - Production boat limit tester, blue-water bucket owner, with wine taste on a beer budget.