Cleats, Clutches & Jammers
Cleats appear in all shapes and sizes, all used in various locations on boat with the same purpose. That is as a means to secure the load on a rope.
We stock a wide array of cleats suitable for a range of applications on board your boat.
Cleats - Sometimes referred to a T cleats or Bollard Cleats. These are the traditional shaped cleat. Generally used for a flag halyard or for larger ropes when mooring up.
Cam Cleats - Spring loaded cams pinch together, allowing rope to move freely one way and prevent it moving in the opposite direction. Allows for quick easy cleating, adjustments and a simple relase as well.
Clam Cleats - Simple V shaped design with no moving parts. The V shaped slot has a ribbed finish to lock the rope in place when under load. A more compact option than a Cam Cleat they are popular fittings on Sailing Dinghys.
Rope Clutches & Jammers - Both are generally operated with a lever arm, engaging or releasing a cam and gripping the rope. Like Cam Cleats they allow the rope to be pulled through in one direction, even when the lever is down and the clutch is activated.