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Old 09-04-2008, 03:42   #1
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Cleats & Fairlead/Chocks

I'd replace the Fairlead pictured, with a combination Cleat-Failead [sic: Chock].
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:24   #2
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here is a bronze cleat from Bright Eyes:

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Now, I like that one a lot!
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WOW, really like that bronze one. Did fast search on google and did not find it. suppler?

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Aloha Paul,

Are there fasteners at the bottom of the photo where the line has covered the bronze? Great looking cleat/fairlead.

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Thats all that holds that bronze cleat on? ...two relatively small machine screws? Seems like a good pull could sheer those right off.

The first stainless steel cleat/chock looks like a better design with 6 countersunk holes for machine screws. The correct term would be a chock and not a fairlead. Chocks are generally used for changing the direction of mooring line. Fairleads are generally used for running rigging and frequently have sheaves so as to minimize friction.
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You don't see the scale of the image. The line is 5/8 inch and the lower part of the cleat has two more attachments covered by the eye of the line. There are 4 through bolts about 1/4 inch holding them on.

I don't think you can order them. Gozzard has a few items of bronze that seem to be custom. The newer boats also have them in stainless as an option.

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Was just Googling "Pop up" cleats (thinking for amidships - alway keen to keep me decks as snag free as possible) and saw these..............."Pop up" fairleads.







No use to me (I think!) but a good idea for occassional use?

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I have seen a few custom made popup cleats on a couple mega yachts. They sure are a nice idea...and toe saver.
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David M,
You are quite right in correcting the term. Should be "chock."
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I have seen a few custom made popup cleats on a couple mega yachts. They sure are a nice idea...and toe saver.
Yer can get "Pop up" Cleats off the shelf - not sure if I would want one as my main means of securing the vessel.....am also trying to get my head around the water ingress thing......



Reason for thinking pop up is to avoid the sheets snagging amidships......albeit the easiest solution would be one of these


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