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Do you have cleats near your winches for cleating off jib sheets? That's what I use or a loop around the winch.
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No. Purpose built cleats for docking/towing.
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Until you get into the larger yachts, I have yet to see midship cleats.
Note midship cleat aft of upper shroud.
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Do you have cleats near your winches for cleating off jib sheets? That's what I use or a loop around the winch.
Maybe it's just me, but i cringe when I see docklines looped around winches. winches are for sail management- they are not bollards.

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Re: Spring lines and cleats

Well being a newbie to sailing I appreciate all the help I can get... There are cleats just aft of the winches I can use those. As for the mid ship... I was rummaging through all the cubby and plastic bins and I found one of the loop. Made from brass that slides on the jib track so I guess I'm set.

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Oh btw what is a chock?

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Nvr mind found chock in one of my beginner sailing books.

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I have a mid ship cleat for a track you can have for $50


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Maybe it's just me, but i cringe when I see docklines looped around winches. winches are for sail management- they are not bollards.
I would have a much bigger issue with dock lines on shrouds, which are not b built for those kind of loads, than on winches, which are.

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I would have a much bigger issue with dock lines on shrouds, which are not b built for those kind of loads, than on winches, which are.
I agree with the shrouds. However, winches are designed to take a load from a specific direction on a narrow plane. In fact, they usually must be angled, if the load is not going to be within that plane.

I suspect the shear strength of a winch works 99% of the time as a bollard, but not what they were designed to do and an extraordinarily expensive experiment.


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