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Mid-Ship Cleats
« on: February 13, 2019, 09:38:35 AM »
Has anyone added mid-ship cleats to their 323's?

Did you mound it on a track car or to the deck?

If it is deck mounted, how close to the toe rail did you mount it and does it interfere with the jib sheets?

Any pictures of the completed project would be helpful.

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Re: Mid-Ship Cleats
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2019, 07:18:25 AM »
I have the Schaefer genoa track cleats.
Had them 20 years or so, worth every penny.
Genoa mount is the only way to go.

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Re: Mid-Ship Cleats
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 09:13:38 AM »
I figured that would be the answer. Thanks!
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Re: Mid-Ship Cleats
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 12:41:05 PM »
can't beat the price here either for your needs. I bought 2 and still look brand new 5 years later. They also have ones for 1.25" if needed.

http://www.marinepartdepot.com/ststttreyesl1.html





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Re: Mid-Ship Cleats
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2019, 01:15:30 PM »
Can anyone confirm the size of the Genoa track.  Defender has a decent price for the Schaefer mid-rail cleat now, but the boat is under cover, and I'm 400 miles from the boat, thus cannot measure.  I'm thinking they are 32mm (1 1/4") but I can seem to find confirmation in any of the documentation.  Thanks.

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Re: Mid-Ship Cleats
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2019, 02:39:31 PM »
Garhauer is my favourite for all hardware. Try
https://www.garhauermarine.com/track-blocks-accessories/midship-cleats.html

My notes indicate a 1.25" track.

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Re: Mid-Ship Cleats
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2019, 03:53:45 PM »
nice hardware, but they would be real Toe Stubbers on my 31-2 :)  Something to think about when comparing to the loop type.

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Re: Mid-Ship Cleats
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2019, 08:25:21 AM »
1.25 track is what comes on a 323. Not sure of the other models. Thanks for everyone's replies!
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Re: Mid-Ship Cleats
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2019, 12:30:29 PM »
My 303 came to me with track mounted midship cleats, I honestly haven't used them yet, but incase of desire they are not only there, but also can have their position adjusted.

Of course they can also be easily removed and stowed - but so far they haven't been enough of a nuisance to consider that.