Backing plates necessary for jib sheet cam cleats on deck coaming?
I purchased my FS (#3227) a few months ago and there aren't any cam cleats installed for the jib sheets. I would like to setup "family" style rigging and install cam cleats on the seat coaming near the cheek blocks. Do I need to install backing plates for the cam cleats or is the deck/coaming thick enough to just screw them in (after drilling pilot holes of course)? It seems like it would be very difficult to install backing plates because of the flotation foam. thanks, -sam