Originally Posted by MattsCraft
I would think 2/side on any boat would be sufficient, aft and mid-ship at the widest point. On my X2 we use one aft and one tied off on the front tower leg, forward of that has no purpose.
Bow cleat is only used for tie off point.
I agree 2 is sufficient... unless you tie a rear line too loose or don't dock properly... or someone else's boat rafts on to yours and they don't dock or tie on properly. I think I'll be buying the third for insurance & piece of mind, and mount it somewhere just forward of the windshield but YMMV.