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mtwilling posted 06-18-2011 08:59 PM ET (US)   Profile for mtwilling   Send Email to mtwilling  
I would like to add a pair of spring cleats on my Dauntless. With no means of adding a backing plate it appears that they can only installed with screws. Will this be a reliable installation? I sometimes leave the boat in the water on a set of dock whips and need the additional cleat.
RobP posted 06-19-2011 11:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for RobP  Send Email to RobP     
Check the wood locating diagram for your model. The existing cleats are mounted at locations where there is additional support built in.
RLSmith posted 06-21-2011 06:32 PM ET (US)     Profile for RLSmith  Send Email to RLSmith     
In case you are not aware, the wood location diagrams are on the fantastic whalerparts site. For 2004 models and newer, drill into the model year first. Prior to 2004 drill into the top level Wood Locating Models.

For my Dauntless 16', the wood location diagram on whalerparts has a truncated index. The paper diagram with the identical drawing number has the complete index. So on whalerparts, for transom items I can't tell how thick or whether wood/phenolic. No big deal, good thing I scanned my paper diagram.

mtwilling posted 06-21-2011 10:50 PM ET (US)     Profile for mtwilling  Send Email to mtwilling     
Thanks guys. We have an 18 and a 16 and I would like to add cleats to each. Since the they are an 04 and 05 this source should work.

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