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General Category => Hull and Rig => Topic started by: Jonathan on September 20, 2009, 04:19:04 pm

Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Jonathan on September 20, 2009, 04:19:04 pm
I want to add midships cleats to my 33, and I know Rhapsody added some; anyone else?
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Rhapsody on September 20, 2009, 06:21:19 pm
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Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Jonathan on September 21, 2009, 08:47:50 pm
Thank you.
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Rhapsody on September 21, 2009, 11:45:21 pm
Yes, through bolted..This is not an Irving.

Position the cleats far enough inboard so you can get a washer, or even better, a fender washer underneath.

The position should be the "fattest" part of the hull.

The picture should give you the best guide.

Other CSY 33s have done it a bit different..Will post pics in a day or two.

Dag
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Jonathan on September 22, 2009, 10:41:55 am
Thanks, Dag.
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Rhapsody on September 23, 2009, 02:54:23 pm
Here is another solution.....

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Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Jonathan on September 23, 2009, 06:15:34 pm
Thanks, Dag.
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Rhapsody on September 23, 2009, 07:09:50 pm
Yeah, that is kind of a strange set-up, but the previous owner on this boat did a few strange things and if it worked for him...  :-\\

Rhapsody does have plenty more cleats that was not factory and I will post more pics later..Right now too dark to shoot pictures.

Being in the 'cane-belt, one can not have too many cleats.
Same when docking in Bimini with the current running strong twice a day and the docked boat being exposed to idiot power boaters who does not understand "no-wake" zone.
More cleats is better..
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Jonathan on September 23, 2009, 10:51:22 pm
Ya, I'm in the same boat of sorts - lots of 'interesting ideas' implemented on mine, but some are truly great.

You've got cleats on the transom too, and I really like those - are those through-bolted too?  :P

I really do intend to steal many of your ideas; you've done a fabulous job with Rhapsody.
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Rhapsody on September 24, 2009, 06:26:25 am
Yup, everything is thru-bolted.
The previous owner installed most of the extra cleats, I did a couple myself.


Stay tuned for pics..
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Jonathan on September 24, 2009, 11:47:51 am
Quote from: Daq Hanssen
Yup, everything is thru-bolted.

...I was just joking.  :)
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Rhapsody on September 24, 2009, 07:54:50 pm
More cleats.

The cleats on the teak coaming were added by previous owner.

the 2 cleats behind the inner forestay I installed, the Starboard one for the 5/16 HT anchor chain and the Port cleat for 3/4" nylon anchor line.
Also note the Starboard anchor roller is nylon for the chain and the Port roller is SS and polished smooth for "no chafe" on the anchor line.

And yes, everything is though-bolted..(In case somebody is a bit dense..  ;D )


(http://www.cruisersforum.com/attachments/gallery/3/0/8/dsc02559.jpg)
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Soggy Paws on October 06, 2009, 10:03:48 am
Dag,

Good idea to double up on cleats.
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Rhapsody on October 06, 2009, 10:59:15 am
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Good idea to double up on cleats.
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Jonathan on October 28, 2009, 09:58:06 am
...What size line are you using for your main docklines (bow, stern, springs)?
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Rhapsody on October 29, 2009, 05:26:35 am
I got various sizes dock lines. The primary ones are 3/4" three strand nylon, then some odds and ends..5/8"s are probably okay in your area.

In Florida the sun beat down on the nylon and it gets weaker after a few years.
Seen quite a few lines snap..
Title: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Jonathan on October 29, 2009, 10:31:08 am
Makes sense; I thought about 3/4", though when I built the lines, I thought I had a 16,000-lb boat, not a 22,000-lb monster.  :)

...It was steady 34 gusting 52 knots about 2 miles away the other night - so not quite a hurricane  :)  - but we're pretty well protected where we are, tucked into a nice bay with a point of land (and a 53' Bayliner  :) ) to windward.
Title: Re: CSY 33 Midships Cleats?
Post by: Cap'n Steve on January 19, 2021, 01:12:39 pm
All those extra cleats that Dag & the owner before him installed, got my son and the former Rhapsody through 4 named storms this season in New Orleans, 3 of them with hurricane force + winds.  Not a single cleat pulled out or got loose and the boat came through without a scratch.