Cleats

There are eight mooring cleats on Veritas. They were not lose; however, the six larger cleats are mounted on cored deck without any backing plates. So we invested the effort adding 1/4" G-10 backing plates to each cleat. At the same time new 316 SS screws were used.

The stern cleats are installed on the hull deck joint. Adding the backing plate provided a more even surface. They are smaller than the six mooring cleats.

Accessing the cleats involved some cabinetry work as well. Here in the galley, the header had to be removed and some of the supporting timbers needed to be cut away. No worries, it's all hidden away.

Only the midship cleats were easy to access.