Author Topic: Mooring at marina - cleats?  (Read 2111 times)

Jeff Glandon

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Mooring at marina - cleats?
« on: January 01, 2019, 05:03:17 PM »
My U20 has bottom paint and I plan on mooring my boat at the marina this summer. I'm curious how people tie their boats up to the dock. Have you installed cleats? I see some on eBay that mount kinda flush and fold up when needed.



Chris Chambers

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Re: Mooring at marina - cleats?
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2019, 11:42:54 PM »
If you are thinking of adding these as cleats to the boat - I might reconsider.  I try to avoid putting more holes in the boat and especially anything that will catch a sheet, toe or a sail!  I tie off to the bow ring and to the base of the stanchions for the stern and spring lines.  I had a Taylormade round ball one summer and it ended up scratching the gel coat on the topsides, so I mounted these to the dock.  They are nice when you are short handed sailing back to the dock and don't have to mess with fenders on the boat. 


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Re: Mooring at marina - cleats?
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2019, 12:54:23 AM »
I would agree with Chris and avoid adding holes to the deck. This is a typical tie up to a dock. if you have a finger both sides I have placed a shackle or clip in the middle of the bow line to clip easily, then tie off the stern from the rear stantions. I also spring to the forward stantion or to the spinnaker sheet bock on cleat.
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