Thirty minutes into christening the newly restored boat, the halyard main cleat stripped from the deck. It is the only thing I haven't repaired on this boat, lol. And imagine my surprise when the sail came down on me and I realized the cleat was gone. But my knot held and never released the cleat so I still have it. (good sailor 101 gold star) So I have a plan and wanted opinions which may range from "Great idea" to "Just put your sailing gloves on the table and leave". The minifish is slightly different than the sunfish. The cleat is right next to the mast and there's no bull's eye fairlead, or what have you, that the halyard runs through to go back to the mainsheet cleat. So the halyard pulls up on the cleat without any other items to help with the load. I've yet to inspect the wood underneath, but I suspect that I should be able to drill out the hole and hopefully small amount of softened wood, stuff some marine tex in there, and reattach. Would it be better to run screws into the wet marine tex or let it cure in the holes, redrill holes and screw it in? If the wood is soft, I'ma be pissed. I've already got two inspection ports and would need a third in order to get to it.