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rarubino posted 06-06-2000 03:26 PM ET (US)   Profile for rarubino   Send Email to rarubino  
Anyone had any success installing stern cleats on a Montauk? If so, how and where? I know that there is wood placed around the boat for fittings, etc. Any in the stern? This is my second Montauk (and 3rd Whaler). I got it five years after selling my first one and realized how much I loved that boat.
Eric posted 06-06-2000 05:11 PM ET (US)     Profile for Eric  Send Email to Eric     
Take a look at the diagram for locating the wood in your hull on this website. Go to the reference section, open the section for the appropriate hull that you own, then read down to where you can click on the wood diagrams.
My only problem with the diagrams is that I can't print the entire one, it's larger than a standard page and only prints the upper left corner. Any tips on printing the entire diagram would be useful. I need to deliver the diagram to my fiberglass shop before they can finish my boat.
sr posted 06-08-2000 11:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for sr  Send Email to sr     
Did you try copying the scan, by right clicking it, save it to a familiar directory on your computer, then open it in a graphic program, or import it into word and rescale it?
andygere posted 08-04-2000 01:28 AM ET (US)     Profile for andygere  Send Email to andygere     
I was always frustrated by the lack of stern cleats on my '72 13. I spliced a bronze spring hook (think oversized dog leash clip) onto my docklines and just clipped onto the eyes when I needed them. This was a trailer boat, so I don't know if the long term metal to metal would be a problem in a slip, but it worked great at the launch ramp and gas dock.
triblet posted 08-04-2000 10:17 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I just use the stern eyes for my dock lines.
No need for cleats.

Chuck Tribolet

Arch Autenreith posted 06-25-2001 04:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for Arch Autenreith  Send Email to Arch Autenreith     
I just figured out an acceptable way of using the rear lifting/tow eyes instead of adding cleats. Make a loop at an end, feed THROUGH the outer towing eye then loop OVER the inner lifting eye.
Kelly posted 06-26-2001 09:04 AM ET (US)     Profile for Kelly  Send Email to Kelly     
Well I'm glad you posted this topic. I took my 17' out for the first time and knew it would need to be tied to a low to the water floating dock. I almost posted before the trip to get feedback, but decided I could probably work out something. For the stern, I tied onto the inside eye, ran the rope under the rail, over the side and tied off to a cleat on the dock. On the bow, went thru the bow chock and to a cleat on the dock. We get some pretty good boat wakes, so I used oversized bumpers, two floating flat on the water, and one hanging from the bow rail. Seemed to work fine. I guess you don't need cleats. Kelly

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