I've read some posts about having cleats for fenders and docking, but I'm wondering about the advisability of an alternative idea: creating short strap loops instead of cleats. I'm imagining drilling two holes about six inches apart out where you would put a cleat, and then, like the traveler, put a short piece of line through the holes with stopper knots so the loop sticks up through the top of the deck. I'm thinking about a pair on either side of the bow, a pair just forward of the beam and a pair just forward of the transmo. Why? A couple of reasons: softer on my behind when I sit on it. Easy for the kids to grab a hold when then fall over. Simple to tie a lifting bridle, or fenders to it. Any reasons why this is not a good idea? Anyone done anything like this?