View Full Version : 07 X1 cleat install

02-01-2012, 09:22 PM
I bought 4 pop up cleats (Thanks BAWS) and was getting ready to install them, but mine doesn't have the fiberglassed in backing plates. I've looked at the other cleat install threads on this site and saw the pics of the backing plates.

Just wondering if anyone else has run into this on their boat? I assumed all of them had the backing plates for future cleat installation.

I guess I'll just get some aluminum plates to put on the inside to reinforce the area where I'll install the cleats.

02-01-2012, 11:16 PM
I just installed cleats on my 2003 x2.My backing plates are plastic...really thick plastic.

02-01-2012, 11:58 PM
I made 1/2" plastic backers for some I installed on another boat...........

02-12-2012, 12:20 AM
Mine are plastic as well. I would guess they are at least 1/2" thick starboard