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Bonjour,
As I understood by reading the forum, you need two points to attach a briddle when anchoring a catamarran.
I have a question about it.
Is it better to simply put two cleats on the front beam, next to the inside parts of the hulls, or to put a 6mm plywood backing plate inside the foredeck (the "unaccessible part of the Tiki 21) and put the cleats here?
I whish to have something real strong, for the boat will be moored on a buoy, and we sometimes have a typhoon here. Sometimes, boats are lost when the mooring goes away. I believe it is better to go for a metal cleat, rather than for a wooden one?
Thank you for your advices,
Éric

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Bonjour,
J'ai fixé dans la mesure du possible l accastillage sur la partie la plus solide. Et dans le cas des wharrams ou autres sur le même principe, les poutres sont les éléments les plus solides. Dans le cas du typhon,je ferais un amarrage autour de la poutre. C'est tout de même des situations et des conditions de vent qui méritent des précautions supplémentaires.
Bon courage pour la suite.
Jp

Eric,

Here a picture of the bridle on my Tiki 21. You can see where it is connected using eyelet bolts through the thick ply where the front beam is lashed on. I used 6mm bolts, but would like to upgrade to 8mm. This works fine for me. Hope this helps.

Salut eric! 

My solution is the following. We have a fix bridle tied around the beams. As jean-paul said the beams are the most solid part of the whole boat. The bridle is hold in place by the inward cleats but they don't take any load and stay free for other uses. The pictures shows the setup. It is the blue rope.

Very nice setup! 

I like your setup. The inner cleats are a very good idea, the beam will distribute the load between both hulls through already reinforced members, and the deck will not chafe the rode.

I'll use it in my boat.



Pius Bielowski said:

Salut eric! 

My solution is the following. We have a fix bridle tied around the beams. As jean-paul said the beams are the most solid part of the whole boat. The bridle is hold in place by the inward cleats but they don't take any load and stay free for other uses. The pictures shows the setup. It is the blue rope.

I also like this setup. I had thought about tying on cleats in the same position, but I didn't imagine to use them as an "anti slip" for a bridle tied around the beams. certainly far stronger. I will certainly use the front beam for my mooring line, my concern was the distance of the attachment point from the front of the boat. But it seems that it works, so...

Thank you to all of you for the nice answers,

Éric

Oh, I just noticed that you tie the ropes around the beams, I thought you fastened them to the cleats.

The ropes around the beams will probably chafe a lot, I'll fasten them to the inner cleats.

En général, les amarres ne sont pas fixées en permanence. sur Temöe (mon petit catamaran) j'ai une ancre montée mixte (chaine + cordage) à poste dans le coffre de droite (tribord). et deux petits chaumards de chaque cotés vers l'avant. Désolé mais j'ai pas de photos, mais dans la vidéo que j'ai mis (Temoe première construction), on peu voir leur emplacement. En fait,  la prise de coffre se fait avec des amarres libres, mais l'ancre doit toujours être prête à servir.

Typically, the mooring lines are not permanently fixed. Temoe on (my small catamaran) I mixed up an anchor (chain + rope) to post in the trunk of the right (starboard). fairleads and two small sides of each forward. Sorry but I have no photos, but in the video that I put (Temoe première construction), we just see their location. In fact, decision is made with safe free mooring, but the anchor must always be ready to serve.

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