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Title: Adding Cleats any brand recommended
Post by: kaelc on June 09, 2017, 06:11:33 AM
Has anyone added cleats to their Tolman after it was finished? I pull a halibut anchor using a buoy system and it can produce a lot of stain on my aluminum boat, any recommendations on a good cleat that comes with a good backing plate and mounting hardware? Thanks

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiYYQZ6Gzl4

https://halibutchronicles.com/2014/05/11/how-to-anchor-for-halibut/
Title: Re: Adding Cleats any brand recommended
Post by: Dave Wright on June 09, 2017, 07:52:04 AM
Just be sure to get a cleat with four mounting holes rather than two. Somewhere or other I have pictures of a big steel two hole cleat on a dock, hitched to a smaller four hole cleat on a boat. After one stormy night the big two hole cleat had bent its mounting bolts over. The four hole cleat showed no movement or damage
Title: Adding Cleats any brand recommended
Post by: Cannon on June 10, 2017, 06:46:14 PM
I bought seven off of EBay solid cast Stainless Steel. They had/have two threaded rods protruding from the base. They came with nylock nuts and a large backing plate. Very solid! I wasn't trusting the ones mounted with screws, and wanted them to withstand abuse.
I just added two more at the front of the cuddy on either side. The studs were not long enough so I unscrewed the threaded rods and used Stainless bolts to attach them. Worked great, very solid.


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