Mooring whips

JenJen Posts: 2
I have a 2019 Rinker 18qs outboard ski/open bow boat. I have 2 cleat in the center bow and 2 ont the stern (left and right) Can I use a mooring whip system? Can I attach the front whip to the cleat on the bow???

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  • JenJen Posts: 2
    Correction to above- there is 1 cleat on the bow.
  • HortonHorton Posts: 32,512 Administrator
    @jen You might get an answer here but this forum is really focused on water skiing and tournament style ski boats.

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  • Sammamish196Sammamish196 Posts: 3
    I have moorage whips for sale. Lemme know if interested.
  • JordanJordan Posts: 1,296 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    edited May 31
    @Jen I don't know anything about Rinkers and how they are built. If I were you, I would try to get a look at the underside of that cleat and see if there is any glassed in backing that the cleat is bolted through. If it is just a few layers of glass without additional backing, I would be concerned.
    Generally there isn't much (shock) load on the cleats from the whip as it maintains a fairly constant amount of tension.

    Perhaps try contacting the manufacturer...
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  • ironhorseironhorse Posts: 174 Baller
    I use whips on my prostar. Hook one whip to each cleat and then tie of the bow and stearn with a little slack to keep the boat from twisting too much.
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