$21.31 Regular price

Top Mount Backing Plates

  • Allows for easy installation from above the deck.
  • No need for access below the deck.


  • Place the template (backing plate) in the desired location. Make sure that there is adequate clearance for the
  • Pop-Up® mechanism below the deck.
  • Trace the cleat cut-out area and spot the small threaded hole. Do not spot the four mounting holes yet.
  • Cut out the cleat installation area.
  • Drill a 3/16" diameter hole for the #6 screw.
  • Place cleat in cut-out and spot the four mounting holes.
  • Remove the cleat and drill the four mounting holes.
  • Place the backing plate through the cut-out and install the #6 screw through the deck into the backing plate.  
  • Be careful not to drop the backing plate down into the hull. Do not over tighten the #6 screw.
  • Replace the cleat into the cut-out and install the four mounting screws through the cleat and deck into the backing plate.