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Types of Boat Cleats that OC Boat Supplies Stocks Include:

  • A horn cleat is the traditional 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 cleat. Here the line is pinched in a v-shaped slot.

  • A clam cleat (or jam cleat) in which the rope is held between two fluted stationary pieces. This cleat resembles two halves of a clam shell positioned back to back. It is more compact than a cam cleat, but the rope is less easily released under stress.

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.

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