Boat cleats, designed to tie up rope, see repeated use. Over time these hardworking parts wear out and need to be replaced. If you’re thinking about updating your boat for the next season, boat cleats are inexpensive upgrades that pay dividends every time you go boating. While traditional horn cleats are the most common, over the last decade new versions are becoming popular. It’s widely known that Wholesale Marine carries an impressive inventory of items for boaters including in-stock boat cleats for every purpose from Davis, Sea Dog, Taco Marine, JIF Marine, Attwood, Perko, Speed Cinch, and others. Our selection ranges from an economical Nylon Heavy Duty Open Base Cleat from Sea Dog, up to an Attwood Stainless Steel Flush Mount Marine Cleat worthy of any yacht.
Types of Boat Cleats that Wholesale Marine Stocks Include:
- A traditional horn cleat design, that is parallel to the deck or the axis of the spar. It attaches to a flat surface or a spar, and resembles an anvil.
- A cam cleat: A pair of Spring-loaded cams pinch the rope, allowing it to be adjusted easily, and quickly released when under load.
- A zig-zag cleat: The rope is wound through four successive cleat heads molded to one cleat base for a more secure hold and less slippage.
- A jam or clam cleat: Here the line is pinched in a v-shaped slot.
Most boaters are very familiar with nautical knots including the best to use to secure a rope to a cleat. These knots are know as cleat hitches.
Wholesale Marine appreciates your business. Our extensive selection that includes everything boaters require to enjoy, repair or maintain their craft, is just the beginning. Order today and you’ll receive same day flat rate shipping. Providing great customer service is very important to us. When you have a question about our selection of boat cleats or wish to place an order, just call us Monday through Friday, from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM EST at (877) 388-2628. Be sure to ask your representative about our Captain’s Club Rewards Program for additional discounts every time you shop at Wholesale Marine.