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Old 03-09-2010, 05:38 PM
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From launching the boat in to taking it out, I probably have to dock abut 3 time (not including launching in and taking it out). I have to say, the cleat placement and over functionality of the cleat is horrible. In order to get a bumper and a line on i have to put the loop end of the rope through the cleat, than put the line through the hole of the line to wrap around the cleat AND THAN tie a bumper onto the knot holding the rope on the cleat. Yes, its really complicated and I usually have to get them pretty exact because the dock at the boating ramp, family friends house, and my house are all at different levels so I can never just pre-set the bumper up that easy. Any suggestions? I've looked into quick cleats, but it'd be over $300 + install......
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:06 PM
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Quick cleats are the way to go. Expensive but well worth it....http://www.eddiemarine.com/store/car...uct_list&c=222
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Old 03-09-2010, 07:34 PM
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Whatever you do, seal up the balsa very very well. Went through hell on the Challenger dealing with wet core in the deck
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I think the deck is foam cored....I'm not 100% on that though. Let us know when you start drilling
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I think the deck is foam cored....I'm not 100% on that though. Let us know when you start drilling
Ours is..but it still gets wet lol
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Has anyone tried these? They look pretty interesting. I know it would look fugly, but it would be nice to have 5 feet of my boat covered in bumpers for $40!
http://www.savvyboater.com/p-83-hull...at-fender.aspx
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Originally Posted by mastercraft240 View Post
Has anyone tried these? They look pretty interesting. I know it would look fugly, but it would be nice to have 5 feet of my boat covered in bumpers for $40!
http://www.savvyboater.com/p-83-hull...at-fender.aspx

I have something similar and dont care for them, where do you come up with 5 feet?
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Originally Posted by rchevelle71 View Post
I have something similar and dont care for them, where do you come up with 5 feet?
I guess I was a little optimistic...
Size 26" X 6" X 2.5"
Buy two and Its more like 4 feet 4 inches
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I use the Taylor Big B's in 10" I think (the largest that fit under the seat). I have them set up with rope threw the center and braided. All I do it drop them over the piling and Im done, they dont flop out of the way that way. When I moor I run two together thread the rope thru the holes and hook the rope on the back and mid cleat, again the rope is allready set up I just flop them over and hook them up to the cleats (rope pre braided on both ends just hook to cleat)
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