Originally Posted by Tony Soprano
So, with the Plastic cleat it has worked for some - and failed for others?
Is that correct?
I just got back from a 5 day trip in Olympic NP, using webbing buckle on the head end and nylon cleat with stock rope on the foot. No problems at all. The bars would flex a bit overnight, but come back to normal during the day. But it never came close to giving way, that I could tell. I weigh a little over 200. Worked good, but now I want to look at the Hitchcraft that Brian tested.
My freind was using ring buckles and had some slippage problems if he wasn't careful to put a backup hitch. He seemed real interested in the cleat, more so than my cinch buckle.
I haven't read that the Panther Marine cleat has failed for anyone. Only that the cross bars bend a little with a long hang, but then come back to normal during non-hang time. There was a report on one that broke, but I think it was a different brand.