Thru-Deck Fittings

Posted by Kurt Maurer on May 5, 2004

I always take the easiest route to (what I see as) unimpeachable installations. The "soft loop pad eye", as inspired by Joe Greenely of Redfish Kayaks, does it for me every time.

For my money, I am only too happy to leave the sheer clamps alone as a structural anchoring target. The thru-deck fittings are what I would rather rely upon if I were desperately clutching a perimiter line with my last, dying grasp in a wild sea. And they look a lot better, too.

Regular readers of this forum will know that I do not contradict CLC often. But they will also know I do not agree with their deck rigging views worth a flip. I mean, three straps-and-buckles to hold down a hatch cover?! Aw, C'MON!!

Cheers, Kurt

Pair O' Mill Creeks Project

In Response to: drill prior to finishing by Howard on May 5, 2004


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