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Seadweller posted 07-21-2004 10:57 PM ET (US)   Profile for Seadweller  

I have a 13' Sport that I'd like to add cleats to for anchoring and docking. I don't like the idea of using the lifting eye for anchoring, as the rope chafes the rub rail. Basically, I'd like to add front and rear, port and starboard cleats.

I have the Whaler wood/phenolic location diagram, but am having a tough time finding the specific locations, and I refuse to go drilling holes in the boat to try and find them.

Does anyone have a 13' Sport (mine's an '01) with cleats installed that they could send me pictures of?

Thanks a bunch!!!

Phil Tyson posted 07-21-2004 11:53 PM ET (US)     Profile for Phil Tyson  Send Email to Phil Tyson     
Have you considered using the outside of the lifting eye/tow for your lines? You can use the outside ring on the bow as well. Works well for my brother's 1984 13.
Moe posted 07-22-2004 12:34 AM ET (US)     Profile for Moe  Send Email to Moe     
I found my backing with an electronic stud finder.

Seadweller posted 07-22-2004 10:35 AM ET (US)     Profile for Seadweller    
Thanks for the responses.........I just bought the boat, and it's still in my garage on the trailer. My only time in the boat was during a 20 minute sea trial.

I did originally consider using the tow eye for anchoring, and the tow and stern lifting eyes for docking, but tying off on those seems inconvenient. Also, hanging over the bow to access the tow eye for anchoring and docking looks to be a pain in the back. I guess I could tie it off once and leave it there, just pulling the anchor and throwing it back out if I'm moving around the flats.

I would think adding cleats would be a popular upgrade. I'd also be interested to see what folks have done with other updgrades, like rod holders. Trouble is, I can't find any pictures of the newer boats where owners have adding these items.

GeneNJ posted 07-22-2004 08:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for GeneNJ  Send Email to GeneNJ     
I have a 2002 with cleats installed by the dealer. No photos, but can provide cleat size and measured locations if you like. I installed two ss clamp-on rod holders on the aft end of each side rail.
Seadweller posted 07-23-2004 08:02 AM ET (US)     Profile for Seadweller    
Size and locations would be very much appreciated!!
GeneNJ posted 07-28-2004 11:14 AM ET (US)     Profile for GeneNJ  Send Email to GeneNJ     

As you have not put an email address in your profile, just send me a note and I'll send the info to you.

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