Search the Community
Showing results for tags 'cleats'.
I've seen a rule of thumb for belaying cleats that for each 1/16" of diameter of rope you have, you should have 1" of cleat length - or belaying cleat length = 16 times rope diameter. So 3/4" rope would mean a 12" cleat, 1/2" rope an 8" cleat, etc. Does that rule of thumb still apply going back to the early 1800's? I ask because the pre-made belaying "cleats" (quotes because they are uuugly) that came with my old AL Swift 1805 pilot boat seem massive - 27 inches across and 5 inches thick if scaled up. They'd be for 1.7" rope using the rule of thumb. I want to make some new ones, and am wondering about what size they really should be?
hello everybody. ive got a little project under the table, in the box... it is an older model of Albatross from Mantua, veeery old model... it was in terible state, so i will be doing her up. before i start any serious work on her, id like to get all the materials and things i need to finish her. one of them are cleats. those supplied are just bent piece of staple, which is not very accurate... bearing in mind the scale of the model is supposed to be 1:40, what size of cleats would you recommend? also, which ones should i get, wood, plastic or brass? any good manufacturer? thank you for any help... pav