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droz posted 12-30-2003 02:07 PM ET (US)   Profile for droz   Send Email to droz  
I noticed on many pictures of 2003 leftover 130 sports, that cleats are shown on the front and back of the boat. Was this an option from Whaler or added by the Marina ? Don't see how else to tie up the boat to a dock!!!


GeneNJ posted 12-30-2003 09:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for GeneNJ  Send Email to GeneNJ     
I had the dealer install them (4) for dockage. No charge for them and the bottom paint, bought a new 2002 in January 2003.
arnereil posted 12-31-2003 09:21 AM ET (US)     Profile for arnereil  Send Email to arnereil     
Can you tell me where I can see a pic showing the location of the cleats? I'd like to stop using the railing to tie up to the dock....
jimh posted 12-31-2003 09:41 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
The smaller Boston Whaler boat hulls historically never had stern cleats. One used the through-bolted towing eyes to attach a line, and the line was made fast to a dock cleat for mooring to a pier.

In the bow the Norman Pin was used for a cleat, or a line was attached to the bow towing eye.

If you do mount cleats, it would be best to locate them were there was some embedded backing material for the fasteners to screw into. My preference is to mount the stern cleats on the cockpit bulwarks. This keeps the top of the gunwale clean so you don't snag your foot or lines on a cleat mounted there.

arnereil posted 12-31-2003 03:57 PM ET (US)     Profile for arnereil  Send Email to arnereil     
Jim, that makes sense on the sport 13, thank you... Who is this guy Norman?<g>...... has his own pin, does he?
droz posted 12-31-2003 04:33 PM ET (US)     Profile for droz  Send Email to droz     
If you can wait until Friday I will post pics of the cleats on the 130 sport.


arnereil posted 01-01-2004 08:13 AM ET (US)     Profile for arnereil  Send Email to arnereil     
I, for one, look forward to seeing the pictures... When drilling holes is a perfectly good boat, I don't want to be the one doing the groundbreaking (considering past experiences that often wind up with me saying "Now I know what I should have done in the first place".)
GeneNJ posted 01-01-2004 08:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for GeneNJ  Send Email to GeneNJ     
The dealer supplied a wood/phenolic diagram for the 2002 that shows all their placements and size. Also, different fastener hardware is required for each material.
captbone posted 01-04-2004 10:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for captbone  Send Email to captbone     
I saw the best answer to this problem at the NY Boat Show. Whaler has custom cleats on the new 11 foot sport that have two bolt holes that go on the inside of the D ring. You just remove the nuts, put on the cleat, then put the nuts on top. No new holes! It is from Whaler, Brand New!

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