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  • Fender cleat Project

    The Projects forum did not seem the appropriate place so hope its OK to post this here. Since the 230 has clean washboards there isn't anyplace to tie fenders when rafting or at docks that do not have uprights to keep the boat from damage. I'm hoping this quick 10 minute project is the solution. I took a scrap piece of pvc pipe, cut it in half, drilled pilot holes and screwed cheap plastic cleats in place. I cut 4 notches in the opposite end to fit around the rod holders cross which keeps them from spinning.









    Now to figure out a cap to fit over the rod holders to keep the rain out. Any ideas?

  • #2
    we use cam cleats like those found on most sailboats on some of the workboats,and they work great. Only purpose is to hold fenders, that's it

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    • #3
      http://www.apsltd.com/cam-matic-alum...hoCbR8QAvD_BwE

      Hope the link works thise one made by harken

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      • #4
        http://www.apsltd.com/cam-matic-alum...hoCbR8QAvD_BwE

        Hope the link works thise one made by harken

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        • #5
          quote:


          Originally posted by ddd222


          we use cam cleats like those found on most sailboats on some of the workboats,and they work great. Only purpose is to hold fenders, that's it



          That's a great idea as they're infinitely adjustable. Just wish they weren't $33 each.

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          • #6
            I have used PVC before but never added a cleat. I just tied the fender line around the PVC.
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            • #7
              don't know why that posted twice, but yeh they aren't super cheap, maybe can trim a little off that price with a friends port supply card or similar discount, or a slightly different model, just make sure its for the right size line you have in mind.They'll work with any type of line as long as the diameter is right for it to grab. They work awesome, adjustable, and about half a second to set fender where you want, or remove altogether

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              • #8
                You can also notch the top, just like the bottom and then tie a stopper knot in the fender line to get the desired length.
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                • #9
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                  Originally posted by Sailor


                  You can also notch the top, just like the bottom and then tie a stopper knot in the fender line to get the desired length.



                  A great idea!

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