Helia 44 Owners,
The 14 inch factory cleats
are too far back to properly attach mooring
lines to, because you have to snake the mooring
lines through the seagull striker and gib furling
Some have pulled the lines around the outside of the bows only to find in a short amount of time that the mooring lines ride up over the bow and pull on the bow seat supports and the lines also chafe the outside of the hulls.
I have added a few dual purpose bow cleats
to make it much easier to pick-up a mooring.
They will also be used as an attachment point with a soft shackles and blocks for a downwind sail.
The cleats are 12 inch Vetus Taurus (TAURUS04 )
made from 316 Stainless Steel
They were purchase
from JamesTown Distributors for $74 each.
The cleat base is 6.3 x 2. The bolts are M16 x 50mm long.
The backing plate is AL 6061 aluminum 3/8 thick
x 8 Long x 4 Wide.
The backing plates
were purchased from Online metals for $11 each.