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I removed the somewhat undersized stern cleats and replaced them with these Cleat/Chocks from New Found Metals. They mount with 3/8 studs. I made backing plates from 1/8" thick stainless steel. The holes were opened and filled with epoxy/406 filler then re-drilled for the studs. I sealed the mountings with Boat Life Sealer Caulk.
West System Epoxy (105 resin 205 harneder)
West System 406 Coloida Silica filler
Boat Life Sealer Caulk (polysulfide)
New Found Metals Cleat/Chocks