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Old 23-01-2016, 21:08   #1
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Mystery Cleats - HELP!

On my 1980s vintage Corbin 39, I have four sets of deck cleats as depicted in the photos. One of them is damaged and I am trying to replace it. I have searched the internet trying to find an image of these cleats so I can identify the manufacturer and a source of supply. However, after looking at thousands of images of all variations of cleats, I have been unsuccessful. I am hoping that some of the salty dogs on this forum might recognize this apparently unique cleat design and be able to identify the manufacturer. The interesting design aspects are that it is flat on all sides and tapers from a thick end to a thinner center along the axis of the cleat. It is attached with 4 attachment points spaced 3" L by 2" W center to center. Overall length is 12" and it appears to be made of either Aluminum or Marinum, not stainless steel. Any help or advice would be appreciated.
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Old 23-01-2016, 23:02   #2
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Re: Mystery Cleats - HELP!

There is a Corbin 39 owners group, you should not only ask there but also join them as well:

Corbin 39 Owners Group of Canada and the United States
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Also, if it is damaged you may be able to have it repaired at a place that does TIG welding.
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Old 24-01-2016, 17:21   #4
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Looks like they may have been shop-made: you may have to find a blacksmith to make you a new one. If one is damaged though, maybe you don't want another one that's going to end up breaking too. Replacing two of them with new, forged SS cleats might provide peace of mind and still be symetrical.
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Replacing two of them with new, forged SS cleats might provide peace of mind and still be symetrical.
Thisse mackes allote of sence or evan replace alle foure.
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Looks like they may have been shop-made: you may have to find a blacksmith to make you a new one. If one is damaged though, maybe you don't want another one that's going to end up breaking too. Replacing two of them with new, forged SS cleats might provide peace of mind and still be symetrical.
Can you point us towards a source for FORGED stainless cleats? I've never encountered such.

And if the OP really wants look-alike cleats, and can not find a source, most any foundry could cast up a pretty good copy.

But honestly, they don't look like a great design to me... mass distributed illogically, and the obvious example of one failing. Perhaps another design would be better in the long run.

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I was afraid they were custom made, but hoped not. I can't find any production models with matching hole patterns. Hate to have to patch four holes and drill 4 new ones adjacent. Seems that would weaken the install.
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, timter.
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I was afraid they were custom made, but hoped not. I can't find any production models with matching hole patterns. Hate to have to patch four holes and drill 4 new ones adjacent. Seems that would weaken the install.
Not if you're using backing plates.
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On my 1980s vintage Corbin 39, I have four sets of deck cleats as depicted in the photos. One of them is damaged and I am trying to replace it. I have searched the internet trying to find an image of these cleats so I can identify the manufacturer and a source of supply. However, after looking at thousands of images of all variations of cleats, I have been unsuccessful. I am hoping that some of the salty dogs on this forum might recognize this apparently unique cleat design and be able to identify the manufacturer. The interesting design aspects are that it is flat on all sides and tapers from a thick end to a thinner center along the axis of the cleat. It is attached with 4 attachment points spaced 3" L by 2" W center to center. Overall length is 12" and it appears to be made of either Aluminum or Marinum, not stainless steel. Any help or advice would be appreciated.

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Plan is to replace with 2 matched SS. Thanks to all for the input.
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