We Don't Need No Stinking Backing Plates!

Underside view of an anchor cleat for a mid-sized power boat. The mounting hardware washers are woefully inadequate, verging on ridiculous for a cleat expected to support the strain associated with anchoring. Larger washers, or better yet a backing plate, is called for here.

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