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13' Classic Cleats
|Author||Topic: 13' Classic Cleats|
posted 09-09-2001 09:19 AM ET (US)
I recently acquired a well-worn 13' Whaler (my first Whaler), and am curious about the 'cleats' mounted on the inner transom (2) and bow (1). Obviously they are useful as a traditional cleat for tying up to a dock. I'm wondering if they are also designed for heavier loads, specifically lifting the boat (as from a davit) or towing (either towing of the Whaler (bow cleat) or towing other boats (stern cleats)).
Before leaving, let me thank everyone for their contributions on other threads. This site is a great resource for the owner new to Whalers!
posted 09-09-2001 09:39 AM ET (US)
I believe your writing about the lifting "eyes". The bow is also used in some cases to secure the bitter end of your anchor rode.
posted 09-09-2001 09:43 AM ET (US)
Hi Eric, Welcome!! Please see Cetacea page 34. You will see a lrg whale being lifted exactly as you describe. My 13 is also old ('bout 30 years) and I would probably not be to eager to tow anyone bigger than that. If the cleat gives in the boat you are towing, you have a very deadly missle heading your way. There is a very lengthy thread from a few months ago discussing towing in general. I think I would offer the radio or the phone to someone in need, but would leave the towing to the big boys.
|Tom W Clark||
posted 09-09-2001 10:15 AM ET (US)
I believe you are refering to the "norman pins" which are used as cleats as you surmise. Not to be used for lifting or towing. Use the lifting/towing eyes as Bigz & Wagon1 mention.
posted 09-09-2001 04:09 PM ET (US)
Thanks to all for the info.
posted 09-09-2001 08:07 PM ET (US)
to eric h,.. affirmative to your question on the bow eye's bolted through other end being used as a lift point. (hope that makes sense.).it's made for that...lm
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