It's painting time on my Jimmy Skiff, which means that it's time to plan out the mooring hardware. I'm leaning toward a bow cleat rather than a mooring ring through the prow, since the stitch-and-glue hull does not have a stempiece---even with a backing plate, a mooring ring would be trying to pry the bow apart. Also, how would I tie on an anchor if the hard point is way out forward? On the other hand, a bow cleat would basically be attached to the whatever's holding down the foredeck. I would obviously reinforce the deck with a wood strip running fore and aft, but on this boat, it still comes down to ring-nails and the sheer clamps. Any other options?