03/07/2007 8:34 PM Pacific Time does anybody have midship cleats for spring lines or if not what do you use? the boat i have is a 1978
Donald & Lynn Conner Severn, MD
Boat Name: Meniscus
Model/Year: C-22, 1979
Hull No. 9157
Hailing Port: Middle River, MD
03/08/2007 1:13 AM Pacific Time Yes, we had them on our 22 and it was a good thing. On our 27, we had adjustable cleats that ran on a track (you could use the already there). We're adding them to the 310.
Chip Ford Marblehead, MA
Boat Name: Chip Ahoy
Model/Year: 1974-Swing Keel
Hull No. CTY032820374
Hailing Port: Marblehead, Mass.
03/13/2007 1:56 AM Pacific Time I use one of the lifeline stanchions as a spring line "cleat" when I'm at a dock. I replaced "Chip Ahoy's" stanchions a couple of years back, using Catalina Direct's new stainless steel backing plates, so they're as secure as any horn cleat. I tie off the spring line as low to the deck (stanchion base) as possible. See:
Chip Ford --
1974 Swing Keel "Chip Ahoy" #3282
Chip Ahoy website: www.chipford.com
don eastsound wa
Boat Name: nibblet
Model/Year: 22 / 78
Hailing Port: eastsound wa
03/14/2007 10:02 PM Pacific Time Thanks everybody that has passed on there info, yes i do have the backing plates under my stanchions and the rail mount cleats are way out of the question @100.00 each side. i was thinking of using a folding pad eye.to lessen the trip factor the only question i have for you chip is the stanchions strong enough to take that kind of load as long as i keep it low?