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Thread: Mooring bit or standard cleat to secure the anchor rode to

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    Default Mooring bit or standard cleat to secure the anchor rode to

    I'm getting set to install the Lewmar windlass next, what would you think is best to attach the rode to after its been let out, a standard clear or a mooring bit. Or for that matter what do you think of the harken cam cleats?

    Too bad I can't just let the windlass hold it.

    Or is there a fourth option I dont know about?
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    I just use a standard cleat. Works fine.

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    I agree a standard cleat should work fine.
    I think the mooring bit is a tripping hazard on smaller boats; had a mooring bit on the last boat I commercial fished on but it was a 66 foot T hull. We could anchor up in 60 knot winds with 3 smaller boats along side; of course we had to attach 2 additional skate anchors to keep from dragging.
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    Thanks guys, standard cleat it is, was leaning that way anyway. Good point about the tripping hazard.

    Would be nice if there was a remote rode lock or clamp I could control from inside the cabin. I'll admit it, I'm lazy
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