Re: Stupid Cleat Question
Originally Posted by GeneM
I have often wondered why boaters do their figure 8 on the dock
cleat. When I worked on ships, we always passed the eye ashore. That way you could dip the eye so your neighbor could leave without disturbing your line.
If the eye goes ashore, the eye could pass through the hole and around the clear ears without causing a dangerous time issue...
Very good practice, when any chance of sharing a cleat/bollard with another boat
"If you didn't have the time or money to do it right in the first place, when will you get the time/$ to fix it?"