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Boat Chandlery Question... Answered

I've had a senior moment. You know those widgets that they use on boats to fasten ropes?  What are they called?

Two ridged, rotating sections, lay the rope between them, and tension makes them turn in and lock the rope in place, pull the other way and they open to release it.

What are they called? I thought they were "cleats", but that turns out to be the roughly T-shaped fittings that you knot rope around.


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Kryptonite
Kryptonite

10 years ago

Yep, definitely cleats. Go Jayefuu!

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

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Wasagi
Wasagi

Reply 10 years ago

Those things are amazing! Only thing that allows two people to sail flying scotts at any reasonable pace. I thought this question was about how to tie a cleat hitch at first, haha..

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RadBear
RadBear

Reply 10 years ago

Wow. I thought they were just used to hold up mops.

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Kiteman
Kiteman

Reply 10 years ago

Yay!

I went through pages and pages of google images, and didn't see a single one of those!

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Jayefuu
Jayefuu

Reply 10 years ago

Ha ha. I searched boat rope fasteners and it was on the first page.