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Old 15-03-2006, 16:29   #16
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Can you move the cleat aft a foot? If so you can install backing plates in the new area. Then the repair to the damaged area will not need to be as strong.
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Yes - I've considered moving the cleat to avoid the repair area. It would probably work but be less convenient.

I also wondered why this cleat had no backing plate - then it came to me. There were 2 cleats on the port side and only one to STBD. The previous owner must have added the 2nd cleat to Port, and did not use a backing plate. Sure wish I had known that before connecting the tow line - I'd have undone the anchor snubber that was occupying the FWD cleat.
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Mark, go to the West Brothers web site

http://www.westsystem.com/

They have information on boat repair, also some books you can get at any of thier dealers.

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