04/30/2012 10:40 AM Pacific Time Hi guys, I have a question. I got my boat used. There are two little plastic pieces mounted on the transom that I don't know what they do. Could someone knowledgeable please tell me? Please follow the link to see the picture I took. Thanks!
Bill Braun & Christine Sammel Evanston, Illinois
Boat Name: Da Doo Run Run
Model/Year: 1989 Catalina 22
Hull No. 14840
Hailing Port: Wilmette, Illinois
04/30/2012 11:58 AM Pacific Time Do they have ridges inside? If so, they're clam cleats and might be used to secure your traveler lines on each side. But I didn't see a traveler in your picture. It's usually mounted on the top surface of the transom.
If no traveler, then they might be used for holding tight any number of types of line that go to the stern of the boat. You insert the line in the narrower end and pull it toward the wider end to secure it. Release it by lifting up.
ethan North Plainfield, NJ
Boat Name: Crow
Hull No. 14988
Hailing Port: South Amboy, NJ
04/30/2012 12:11 PM Pacific Time Hi Christine,
thanks for your input. My main sheet traveler is mounted on the top surface of the transom. I don't think it is a clam cleat either.it doesn't have ridge on the inside. rather, it is like some type of slot. I am guessing maybe it is for a older or racing style traveler that comes with a bar that fits in the slots. I just don't know.
Lynn Buchanan Nevada City, CA
Boat Name: SAILYNN
Model/Year: SWING 1984
Hull No. 11994
Hailing Port: SCOTTS FLAT LAKE, CA
05/01/2012 5:52 PM Pacific Time could it be something for tying off a sunshade over the boom. on anchoring down a bimini?
Craig Burlette St Louis MO
Boat Name: Toujours ete'
Model/Year: C22 / 1974
Hailing Port: Lake Saint Louis MO
05/03/2012 1:58 PM Pacific Time It could be for a tiller tamer, or a variation of a self tending tiller rig?