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Re: CLEAT 10" Marinium Wilcox-Crittenden
I'm still looking for a 10" 4 hole Wilcox-Crittenden Marinium cleat, if anyone knows of one. I'm not looking for mooring methods, just a new cleat.
Just FYI, not joining in the debate, but FYI... my boat has never broken loose. This year was due to eroded chain on a borrowed mooring.
I use (and have been using successfully for over 20 years) 5/16" chain to the deck cleat, with a nylon 3 strand snubber (with a rubber snubber device) normally taking the load. If the snubber breaks, chafes through, etc, the chain will become the unbreakable mooring attachment to the boat. Dyneema is strong, but will chafe under the right (wrong?) circumstances.
20' of 5/16" chain to the deck, another 20' or so of 1/2" chain to a swivel, then another 20' or so of heavier chain from the swivel to the 500# mushroom anchor.
The boat is a Catalina 30, listed displacement 10,200 lb (actual is surely more, with fuel and all the "stuff" I keep on board)