Cruisers Forum
 


Join CruisersForum Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 12-09-2008, 06:46   #1
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Tampa Bay
Boat: Columbia 8.7 As You Wish III
Posts: 164
Cleats

I am in the process of rebedding the cleats on my 27 Tartan. There are wood pads under all of them.

If they are necessary what purpose do they serve? None of the other boats in the Marina have them. They seem to be more for looks and just seem like one more item to be revarnished from time to time.

If they are necessary should the holes be over sized, filled and redrilled to the correct size?

The cleats are all thru bolted and have good backing plates.
__________________

__________________
ksmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 07:09   #2
Senior Cruiser
 
Vasco's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Toronto
Boat: CS36Merlin, "La Belle Aurore" Ben393 "Breathless"
Posts: 7,135
If the wood pads are on deck (and not backing plates) they would be there so that the lines have a better run due to the increased height of the cleat.

If the deck is cored where the cleat is the best approach would be to fill and redrill.
__________________

__________________
Rick I
Toronto in summer, Bahamas in winter.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/beneteau393/
Vasco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 09:34   #3
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Tampa Bay
Boat: Columbia 8.7 As You Wish III
Posts: 164
Ah

Ok had not thought about the height point.

So would it be a good idea to overdrill and refill the wood pads?
__________________
ksmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 09:38   #4
Registered User

Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Tampa Bay
Boat: Columbia 8.7 As You Wish III
Posts: 164
Vasco

The wood pads are on the deck. And the hole thru the deck is oversized and will be refilled with Marine-Tex. Which lucky for me as it is on sale at WM.
__________________
ksmith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 09:42   #5
Senior Cruiser
 
sandy daugherty's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: May 2008
Location: near Annapolis
Boat: PDQ 36 & Atlantic 42
Posts: 1,178
If the pads aren't spongey, they don't need anything more than a fresh coat of varnish. If the deck is cored between the exterior glass and the backing plates, then the core should be hollowed out and filled if it isn't already. If there are no cracks or dimpling above the backing plates, you need do no more than remove and replace the old caulk. Pads are most often used to get the dock lines over a toe rail to reduce fretting.
__________________
sandy daugherty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-09-2008, 10:05   #6
Senior Cruiser
 
SilentOption's Avatar

Cruisers Forum Supporter

Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: East Coast of America and Keys
Boat: Beneteau 473
Posts: 415
An old engineer friend recommended I use pads on deck and backing plates below to spread the load where the cleats might be used for towing.
__________________

__________________
SilentOption is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cleats

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Funny Cleats! ssullivan Seamanship & Boat Handling 44 19-08-2009 10:43
Cleats & Fairleads GordMay Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10 11-04-2008 13:38
Glow in the dark cleats knottybuoyz Anchoring & Mooring 10 11-04-2008 12:44
Marinium Cleats and Chocks? Zach Anchoring & Mooring 4 10-04-2008 15:30
Mahogany or Teak Cleats Pleiades Construction, Maintenance & Refit 10 15-01-2007 09:41



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:31.


Google+
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Social Knowledge Networks
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.