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Re: Mooring - Bow Eye; No Cleats
That bow eye would work if you thoroughly checked it, replaced the bolts, and such. Otherwise something on the deck or rail is better.
I have been moored and anchored for years without any cleats forward anywhere. This boat is 10 tons. I use two lines in case my fuddled weary brain ties a bad knot, or something. Both lead over the alloy toerail somewhat aft of the bow. One goes to an eye on a midship track, the other around the mast base. I consider cleats a bother, heavy, tangle-prone, etc. For extended stays and typhoons there is chafe gear at the toerail.
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