Ring Cleats

by LJ
(Vancouver, B.C.)

What is the best knot and way to moor with only ring cleats available?

Thank you.

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Mooring Rings
by: Mike

Were possible I prefer to ‘cleat off’ my mooring lines, it makes it easier to undo them should the lines come under tension.

So, with a mooring ring I would be inclined to pass the lines through the rings and cleat off on board.

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mahogany transom checking

by bob
(middletown nj)

Hello.how can I stop my transom from checking.

I need to strip it but I do not want to revarnish.

Thanks for any help

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Checking
by: Mike

Hi Bob,

Just a few questions.

What material is the transom, is it Ply or solid planked wood?

Are you planning to finish it with paint?

Is this just surface checking or deeper cracks?

Surface checking along the rays of the wood can be caused by too quick drying of the surface, best prevention is to keep it well sealed with paint or varnish.

Plywood with a softwood veneer can suffer from it too.

One old repair method is to fill small cracks with a paste made up using sawdust and cascamite wood glue, best not to use silicone based caulking.

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