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Old 30-04-2015, 17:42   #1
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T-track cleats

Dear CF,

My Fantasia 35 cutter lacks midship cleats. This is a problem for such a heavy vessel.
But, the best option short of installing guaranteed toe-thumpers right on the side-decks is to find some cleats that attach to the t-track along with the fairleads for the head and stay sails.

The prob is that my t-track is 1.5 inches wide and the largest cleats I can find are 1.25 inches (from Schaefer). Any recommendations? Are there any sources for cleats like these that I just can't e-find?

Note, the Fantasia has proper 6 inch bulwarks rather than a toe-rail. Along the bulwark is a teak cap atop which is the t-track. I don't wanna replace the t-track, either.

Thank you all.


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Old 30-04-2015, 20:38   #2
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Re: T-track cleats

We've occasionally pulled the genny line out of it's block. Hooked the loop of a dock line over the winch and then ran it thru the block and then to shore. Not perfect but works in a pinch.

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Old 30-04-2015, 21:26   #3
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Re: T-track cleats

It is a very simple matter to weld a cleat on a 1.5" T-track car.
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Old 01-05-2015, 22:07   #4
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Re: T-track cleats

check out garhauer marine. If they don't have that size, they can custom make it.
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Old 09-05-2015, 03:20   #5
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Re: T-track cleats

There are bronze hawse holes with built-in cleats available that could be mounted thru the bulwark. I've seen them on Grand Banks trawlers.

Here is a set in stainless
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