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2018 B52. No bow cleats? why?


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#1 Birddog7.62

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:18 AM

Huge pet peeve only having one aft and one amid ship. easier to handle and keep from moving around in tight mooring spots with a front cleat. I don't get why this isn't at least an option. its not a small boat.



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:22 AM

It's an option
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:27 AM

I agree it is simply stupid that they aren’t standard. However, they will add them if you ask. When I had my 2016 F22 built, I requested them and they were put on without the price being impacted. Not having them would make tying up in a slip or to a pier or to other boats much more of a pain.

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:56 AM

It's an option

Bossman, I didn't see it in the options when building this bad boy out in the configurator



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:25 AM

It didn’t show up anywhere in the options when I had mine done, either. Just had to ask for it and my salesperson noted it on the order sheet. Makes you wonder what else they might actually do, right? It’s like the “secret menu” at In-n-Out.
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 11:49 AM

MC charges extra for them too I wouldn't order it any other way!

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:44 PM

It is really such a ridiculous thing to cheap out on. Even the most basic low end runabout comes with forward cleats. Do they really just assume that nobody would ever tie one of these boats to a dock?
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:55 PM

forgive me for being a rookie, but they have some on the sides, can you not tie up from there?



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 01:59 PM

You can, but it is limiting. There are many slips that only have cleats at the stern and bow ends, so running all the way forward from the mid cleats reduces the side to side motion limiting effect and is more likely to result in the sides of the boat bouncing off the slip rails. I prefer to use the mod cleats to run spring lines to limit fore/Aft movement and the bow and stern cleats to locate the boat laterally.
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:09 PM

mine came with a bow grab handle and a tie off cleat all in one!

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

mine came with a bow grab handle and a tie off cleat all in one!

 

That is exactly what I use.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 02:38 PM

Now that we are talking about the "secret menu" don't forget about extra boat tie downs on the transom to get around the surf system. They are available but not on the build sheet.
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Posted 29 January 2018 - 03:02 PM

is this like the Harry Potter menu at Starbucks?


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:21 PM

Now that we are talking about the "secret menu" don't forget about extra boat tie downs on the transom to get around the surf system. They are available but not on the build sheet.

Oh shit really? I need those



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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:28 PM

Now that we are talking about the "secret menu" don't forget about extra boat tie downs on the transom to get around the surf system. They are available but not on the build sheet.

I added those to my build.  Doesn't make sense without them.


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Posted 29 January 2018 - 05:35 PM

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Posted 29 January 2018 - 10:20 PM

How much work is it to install a set of bow cleats? Can they be added without tearing a bunch of stuff out?

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Posted 30 January 2018 - 05:20 AM

I can run my arm all the way to the front for my navigation light so I would think you could drill the holes and then reach back there for the plate and nuts no problem. Especially if you move them back 2’ or so from the front edge.


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Posted 30 January 2018 - 07:54 AM

Remove bow speakers
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Posted 01 February 2018 - 09:40 PM

FYI...I spoke to mb about this and it will void your warranty. I’d wait until it runs out.
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