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Old 11-18-2018, 11:47 PM   #21
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... man fell off the swim platform and hooked his wedding ring on the top horn of the cleat. He ended up in the water and his ring and ring finger stayed on the cleat, not pretty.
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Old 11-19-2018, 12:34 AM   #22
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BoatUS tested cleat strength at different pull angles:

https://www.boatus.org/findings/16/


Hi, thanks for sharing the test, the fact is better on this matter than just the opinion, interesting different materials work logically when the pull angle change.

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Old 11-19-2018, 03:43 PM   #23
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I woud not go for the classic cleat on a swimplatform on the positions as marked by Tom. People wil get hurt sooner or later. A better solution is using cleats with can be moved into save positions, See 2 exampels below.
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My first thought, before reading any replies, was ouch, don't mount fender horns upward along a surface that has any chance of someone sliding down across it.

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Well... ummm... okay then. I think the statistical probability of this is so astronomical, it is hard for it to really be a deciding factor. However, thanks for the warning. If I put it there, I will exercise caution.
Losing fingers is more common than you'd think. A friend had a guest onboard trying to handle lines during a raft-up. The ring worn on the thumb when with it and the situation suddenly went wrong and there was too much tension on the line.
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:55 PM   #25
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People jumping off the boat or swim platform and catching bathing suit or shirt on it is certainly more probable. Although...given the name of your boat that might not be an issue.....
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