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Old 23-03-2016, 17:18   #16
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Re: Placement of Mid-Ship Cleat

your vedio doesn't give anything. a mid ship cleat should be at the widest point of the beam. if you have a sheet track for your head sail put a sliding one on it. if at the widest point the lines will be running away from the boat. if no track make a notch or add a block and backing plate and mount it as close ti the edge as you can. if you mount it on the deck you are almost certain to damage a body part and possibly end up overboard at a really bad time........middle of a storm
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your vedio doesn't give anything. a mid ship cleat should be at the widest point of the beam. if you have a sheet track for your head sail put a sliding one on it. if at the widest point the lines will be running away from the boat. if no track make a notch or add a block and backing plate and mount it as close ti the edge as you can. if you mount it on the deck you are almost certain to damage a body part and possibly end up overboard at a really bad time........middle of a storm

If you were referring to my post & Dropbox link,try thi one & let me know which one doesn't work. Thanks/ Len
https://www.dropbox.com/s/42tmdpzaq6...%20II.JPG?dl=0
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Old 23-03-2016, 17:47   #18
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Re: Placement of Mid-Ship Cleat

hi Len.

the vedio works but it's only a drawing, hence I mentioned a couple alrurnitives. I wasn't able to see the actual boat. Placeing it by the shrouds isn't good as the boat is narrower there. I see your drop box and won't make an account so I can only see the profile of your boat. it appears to have a sheet trac on the toe rail. put a sliding on it and possibly a D ring on it as well. I have both on my trac and it is extremely useful. I wouldn't use it to hold for hurricanes tho, as I have quite a few other more sturdy places for that. But for your average 30 to 40 knot winds at a dock, it's fine.

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Old 23-03-2016, 18:25   #19
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Re: Placement of Mid-Ship Cleat

Why settle for a single "midship" cleat on your boat? I've got two on each side. A special order from the builder who said it was unnecessary. Nevertheless, when he was on my boat, he used them all.



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Now that's a proper ship! Very nice.
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Re: Placement of Mid-Ship Cleat

I always like a midships strong point to be well aft of midships, that way if you use it to spring into a berth it doesnt send your bow crashing into the dock.

Often running through a fairlead and back to a winch works well, and is easy to adjust.

In the ideal world two cleats, one fwd of the mast, and another well aft of amidships qould be perfect for springs.
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Why settle for a single "midship" cleat on your boat? I've got two on each side. A special order from the builder who said it was unnecessary. Nevertheless, when he was on my boat, he used them all.



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I would put it amidships.
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