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Old 09-14-2017, 02:57 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by McGillicuddy View Post
Cleats should never be used as lifting points. They are not designed to support the vertical weight of a vessel. Using cleats to lift during a salvage operation would be a huge red flag to me that the salvor does not understand what he is doing.
No one said anything about intentionally lifting from cleats. Psneeld was talking about those that were hanging from the cleats when he arrived. I've seen boats held up by the cleats lowering the entire dock and waiting for the tow service.
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