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Old 19 April 2009, 10:19   #1
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Poll cleat

I'm thinking of adding a poll cleat to the deck at the Bow. But can't decided how to fix it to the deck.
Poll cleats are normally bolted down but was wondering if a scew fix would hold?
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Old 19 April 2009, 10:23   #2
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To be clear, also known as a Bollard Cleat.
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To be clear, also known as a Bollard Cleat.
Funny enough i just asked nasher as I spotted he had one on the bow ( the ebay cover thread yesterday) and was like you wanting fix one. He advised that he had bolt thru deck onto a metal plate so as to spread the load. I think that would be my worry with screws.

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Funny enough i just asked nasher as I spotted he had one on the bow ( the ebay cover thread yesterday) and was like you wanting fix one. He advised that he had bolt thru deck onto a metal plate so as to spread the load. I think that would be my worry with screws.

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That's the problem. Can;t get to under the deck on a searider. Unless I can get a wee spanner through the front nostrils?

Think that's another idea for the draw.
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What do you need one for? A painter off your bow eye would do for your mooring.
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That's the problem. Can;t get to under the deck on a searider. Unless I can get a wee spanner through the front nostrils?

Think that's another idea for the draw.
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Sorry only trying to help, sorry to have bothered you
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John on ribs and many other boats) these are commonly referred to as Samson Posts (might be spelt sampson?) and often used for towing - however unless it has been properly fitted at the time of manufacture with the specific purpose of towing in mind (rather than looking pretty and being a nice "cleat") then the loads from towing can rip them out even if bolted to the deck. Otherwise its just a pretty bit of bling, and the leverage on it probably means for use as a cleat - you would be better with a standard cleat.
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J ! I wasn't being finny with you mate.
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What do you need one for? A painter off your bow eye would do for your mooring.
When it dries out the pontoon is higher than the tubes on the bank so the painter is pulling up on the tubes.
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John on ribs and many other boats) these are commonly referred to as Samson Posts (might be spelt sampson?) and often used for towing - however unless it has been properly fitted at the time of manufacture with the specific purpose of towing in mind (rather than looking pretty and being a nice "cleat") then the loads from towing can rip them out even if bolted to the deck. Otherwise its just a pretty bit of bling, and the leverage on it probably means for use as a cleat - you would be better with a standard cleat.
It was more the hight from the deck I was after. Never heard them called Sampson before. Cheers Polwart, back to the drawing board
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