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Old 21-08-2011, 09:58   #16
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Re: Storm Prep - Not enough cleats

Fantastic resource for boaters getting ready for a hurricane

http://www.boatus.com/hurricanes/ass...prep_guide.pdf

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... chain makes for good attachment points where line, even with chafe guard, is suspect to get damage ( dockside of course). I have wrapped chain around a pier then attached my line which ran to the boat, I did this down in serendipity marina in palacious Texas where their cleats dockside are a joke.
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Old 21-08-2011, 10:19   #18
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Re: Storm Prep - Not enough cleats

Provided the cleats are strong enough, you can run a length of thick rope through each of them (with top spec anti-chafe to it); then you can tie individual lines onto the ropes.

Then, you can run a line round the boat and secure lines to it.

Then, if the mast is keel-stepped (and man enough) you can also tie lines to the mast.

If docked, space allowing you may drop a kedge off the water side (or run a line to the opposite shore - if you are in a channel, etc.. But make sure such a line does not impede other sailors options.

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Re: Storm Prep - Not enough cleats

As Ocean Girl said if you secure to any winch make sure your line leads in from a down angle. I have seen the drums (with line) pull off the winch base when an upward angle load was placed on them. Remember your boat will heel under bear poles and this could cause the line angle to change unless lead thru a block as Ocean Girl and others suggest. Just thought I would point out why this is so important. A bow and stern anchor out away from the dock and shore will help and if you have room place a inflatable dinghy between the boat and dock (got an old one lying around?) And of course all the fenders you can get your hands on!
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Re: Storm Prep - Not enough cleats

I am concerned about the chafe on the toe rail.. I was considering using anchor shackles at the connections.

What I think I am going to do is run some anchors out to to the channel from the bow and stern and then double up on the dock side and triple up on the waterside to the pilings.




The mast on these columbia's are deck stepped... no way I am placing high loads at the base.
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I am concerned about the chafe on the toe rail.. I was considering using anchor shackles at the connections.

The mast on these columbia's are deck stepped... no way I am placing high loads at the base.
Yes, use shackles on the toe rail, and anti-chafe on the rope.
Your cleats are also "deck stepped".
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