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Pushpit / Mooring Cleat Reinforcement?

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Topic: Pushpit / Mooring Cleat Reinforcement?
Posted By: mattplowman
Subject: Pushpit / Mooring Cleat Reinforcement?
Date Posted: 28 April 2018 at 21:34
I am looking at changing the setup on our Walder boom break to run the line back to the cockpit (currently needs to be set on deck which is not ideal when solo). I have a copy of the reinforcement plans for the 355 but they show that the pushpit is not reinforced (which is not overly surprising) but they also indicate that the mooring cleats on each side of the stern are not reinforced?

Ideally I would attached a block and clutch system to the ring on the pushpit and failing that use the mooring cleat as the termination point.

Can anyone confirm if the mooring cleats are reinforced (notwithstanding the fact that the plans say they are not)

cheers
Matt
355v #47 Little Honey



Replies:
Posted By: Brufan
Date Posted: 14 May 2018 at 09:34
Don't worry.
Pullpit fittings are strong enough for this purpose.
I have spinnaker blocks, RRG line and spinnaker tackline set there.
A boom brake has not a such significant load.


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Bruno

hanse 355 - 57

S/Y Spicy Ginger

White hull, 2 cabins, Volvo D1-30, Selden rig, removable mainsheet track system (modifications done now), Simrad-Jefa autopilot.


Posted By: mattplowman
Date Posted: 15 May 2018 at 01:01
Thank you , Pullpit it is then!


Posted By: samuel
Date Posted: 15 May 2018 at 08:13
Originally posted by Brufan Brufan wrote:

Don't worry.
Pullpit fittings are strong enough for this purpose.
I have spinnaker blocks, RRG line and spinnaker tackline set there.
A boom brake has not a such significant load.

Having had my pulpit come loose (others on the forum have had this happen I believe)whilst i was leaning against the guard rail at the helm I examined the fixings.
You may find the same on your pushpit. It is a piece of 6mm studding spot welded to a plate on the bottom of the post. so I would suggest checking-- it may not be as secure as one thinks.


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Daydream Believer- Hanse 311- No GBR9917T- Bradwell Essex


Posted By: Martin&Rene
Date Posted: 04 July 2018 at 16:47
I have had the front mounting on my 341 fail, as it was manufactured in the same way that Samuel described.  There is only one post fitting at the bow on the 341,so it was not well designed to withstand side-way forces from people who forget to push on the toe-rail, rather than on the guardrail/pulpit.  Sideways force on the front of the push-pit are also not very good as Samuel has found.  Because of its shape, the push-pit is better able to withstand fore-aft loads, hence why Bruno gets away with it.  

I would think the view on the mooring cleats is that the load will again be basically horizontal and so the  fittings are in shear and the bulk of the fibreglass will be able to withstand those loads.


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Martin&Rene Hanse 341 Dipper Wheel steering, 3 cabin layout & shallow keel, normally based in Scotland



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