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Quick-acting cleat, battening device


A cleat applied manually by a lever to provide the necessary locking. Hatch covers are secured to the coaming by quick-acting cleats. The cleat consists of an eyebolt and a cam. The length of the cleat is adjusted by a nut. The necessary resilience is produced by a rubber washer being compressed in between steel washers.