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|08-15-2010 02:21 PM|
My genoa blocks are attached to the toe rail so I agree that the rail can take considerable lateral and horizontal forces.
For mooring, I bought stainless steel caribiners to attach the spring lines to. I just leave them hanging from the toe rail and attach the lines just prior to docking. Makes it easy to change their locations depending on the dock cleat locations.
|08-15-2010 06:21 AM|
Originally Posted by tweitz View Post
I was at the dock today and came upon a 40 something boat that has 3/4" headed SS carriage bolts every 5" holding down the toe rail going through the deck to hull joint...Id bet my bottom dollar you could pick that boat up by its to rail if you attached to enough areas no problem as all.
|08-13-2010 08:26 PM|
Wichard makes a good but pricey solution to the chafing problem
wichard toe rail pad eyes
|08-13-2010 06:43 PM|
|tweitz||The toe rails are typically very storng and could easily withstand the loads you may impose with a midship mooring line. The issue you may face is the proper form of attachment. You could use a snatch block on the toe rail and lead it to a strong point like a proper size cleat, or a winch. There are cleats available that are designed to go into toe rails, but they seem pretty flimsy to me.|
|08-13-2010 05:44 PM|
|GreatWhite||you can use it for tying the bottom of the netting down, used to keep kids, pets and sails in the boat.|
|08-13-2010 05:13 PM|
Originally Posted by Bump View Post
|08-03-2010 11:15 PM|
Originally Posted by msmith10 View Post
As Jeff_H and others have suggested these toe rails were intended to be used for attaching working loads in the running rigging of the boat (the sails).
|08-03-2010 11:41 AM|
Back when the Yamaha was built, punched toerails were intended as mounting points for sheet lead blocks but not usually for the primary genoa or working jib. Typically lead blocks for the spinnaker guys (twings) were lead to snatch blocks on the toerails. Similarly, preventers and 'short sheets' for the jibs were lead to the punched toerail. That was the norm.
The downside is that the aluminum rails (and sometimes the adjacent topsides) get pretty beat up using them with snatchblocks
Now then, upwind, for the most part, on boats that size, genoa sheets were lead to deck mounted tracks and blocks, and then back to the winches.
|08-03-2010 11:33 AM|
Mine are teak and are through bolted the deck/hull flange every 4"....My genoa track and cars are mounted on mine...Probably stouter then most of my deck hardware.
Personally I tie mid-ship spring lines to them with out so much a thought ...but would not use them for fore or aft main dock line aplications.
|08-03-2010 10:31 AM|
|msmith10||The only caution with tying a dock line to the toerail is chafing. The edges of the holes are sometimes a little sharp.|
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