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Boat Cleats

Boat Cleats

Boat cleats are used throughout a vessel to secure rope. Most boats use traditional horn cleats, but in recent years a few variations have come onto the market. If it is time to update your craft, consider updating your cleats as well. Wholesale Marine carries a vast inventory of all things nautical for every boat and boating enthusiast. We stock boat cleats for every purpose from Davis, Sea Dog, Taco Marine, JIF Marine, Attwood, Perko, Speed Cinch, and others. You may purchase 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. Here is a run-down of the types of boat cleats we carry:

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 known 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. Be sure to ask your representative about our Captain’s Club Rewards Program for additional discounts every time you shop at Wholesale Marine.

Providing great customer service is very important to us. Should 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 at (877) 388-2628

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