Boat cleats are an integral part of docking and tying up your boat. They are used to tie ropes through during the docking process to secure your vessel to the dock. These cleats or rope cleats take on a large amount of stress and may need to be upgraded or replaced. This inexpensive boat part is easy to replace and can provide peace of mind that your boat is going to remain securely attached to the dock.
While traditional horn boat cleats are the most common, over the last several years new variations of rope cleats are being developed and manufactured. Wholesale Marine carries a wide variety of boat cleats from brands such as Davis, Sea Dog, Taco Marine, Attwood, Perko, JIF Marine, and others. The Nylon Heavy-Duty Open Base Cleat from Sea Dog is a great economical choice for most boats whereas the Attwood Stainless Steel Flush Mount Marine Cleat is worthy of any yacht.
Below are some common boat cleat designs:
- Horn cleat - one of the most traditional designs that have two “horns” that are parallel to the dock.
- Cam cleat - Is an easily adjustable cleat that has two spring loaded cams that pinch the rope in place and quickly release when under load.
- Zig-Zag cleat -this cleat is designed for a secure hold and less slippage with four successive cleat heads molded to one base
- Jam or clam cleat - pinches the line in a v-shaped slot
Wholesale Marine carries more than just boat and rope cleats. We have everything you need to enjoy, repair, or maintain your boat. Order today to receive same-day flat rate shipping. Our great customer service team is here to help you Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 at 877-388-2628. Ask our representatives about our Captain’s Club Rewards Program for additional discounts on future orders at Wholesale Marine.