Fleet 163, Nockamixon Sail Club
quote:[i]Originally posted by Dave812[/i]
[br]The rings on the transom are there for mooring purposes, note the brackets use 4 bolts. They are also an easy and convenient way to attach the safety line.
The pop up cleats I have seen are heavy and expensive. They also require a large hole in the deck to mount them. I don't think there is enough uncored area on the aft deck to mount them without penetrating the balsa core, so that would need to be carefully sealed to avoid rot.
One more reason against is that the transom is much stronger than the deck.
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