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  • #19294
    Roger
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    Where do other forum members fix the ends of their  toe straps at the rear of the boat ?

    If you could post some pictures that would help.

    Thanks in anticipation.

     

    Roger

     

    #19307
    Swiebertje
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    Well, everyone seems to have another solution and in all honesty I can’t tell what is best, I can only describe how I’ve done it:

    There are two sturdy fairleads, Allen brothers A4252, bolted to the aft bulkhead, 3 to 4 inches above the floor boards. Depending on the construction used on your boat (Woody, mark-2, plus-S) you may want to add a counter plate inside the tank to distribute the load.

    The straps are connected to the fairleads by a rope purchase (rope only, no blocks). The rope ends in a clamcleat for easy adjustment, but a simple slipknot will do just fine too.

    In the front I have a similar construction but there the fairleads are bolted to the tabernacle. The straps are bolted to the thwart using a stainless steel toe strap strip also made by Allen brothers, the A4099.

    The Allen brothers parts are not the only ones in the market, it is just what I have used. I am sure the other brands have similar products that are just as good.

    For some reason I can no longer insert HTTP links so here they are in plain text:
    http://www.allenbrothers.co.uk/item_detail.asp?prod_id=80&id=505
    http://www.clamcleat.com/
    http://www.allenbrothers.co.uk/item_detail.asp?prod_id=84&id=541

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