Repete, Glad you have found the picture useful on both forums. Maybe this shot will be larger and clearer. All, Here is a view most people don’t get to see very often. Photo 1 is the bottom side of the ratchet block using 1” diameter SS Fender washers and has held up well in winds 20+ mph. Photo 2 is the same set up with a 1/8” x 1-1/2” x 4” aluminum plate added to spread the load over a wider area. I will probably bed the plate in an epoxy/filler bed for better load transfer (similar to the rudder backer plate).