Hiever is a professional marine cleat manufacturer, boat cleat hardware supplier from China, our mooring cleats for boats made of marine grade 316 stainless steel, sturdy and durable, long time to use, ideal for your sailboat, pontoon boat or motor yacht. We offer a full range of boat cleats including pop-up, folding or retractable cleats, humpback cleats and more. Hiever is your premier supplier of stainless steel marine cleats in China.
What is marine cleats?
Regarding the marine cleats, the marine cleat is a fixing device used to fix the ship to the dock. Ideally, the cleats should be sturdy, corrosion-resistant, and firmly fixed in the area of the ship that provides the best function. A defective cleat can damage the vessel, any surrounding vessels, and the dock itself. More importantly, if your boats loosen somehow, they may be a potential safety hazard. In addition to being made of strong and durable materials, the cleat also needs to be placed on the boat correctly. In addition, there needs to be enough quantity to make tying up easy and fast. Generally speaking, the more ship cleats installed, the better.
Why do we recommend stainless steel cleats for boats?
Marine cleats are usually made of wood, nylon, galvanized steel, stainless steel, and aluminum. Wooden plywood increases the decoration, but it is particularly vulnerable to corrosion. For larger or heavier containers, aluminum plywood may be too light. Stainless steel has excellent corrosion resistance, durability and service life, and if you polish it, its appearance will also be pleasing. Meanwhile, nylon legs eliminate problems caused by friction, such as the rattling sound of boats in motion. However, the most important thing is to choose a ship cleat that is strong enough to complete the work, and stainless steel will certainly not disappoint in this regard. The marine cleats we sell are all made of heavy-duty cast stainless steel 316, which has strong corrosion resistance in salt water environments.
What are types of marine cleats?
When we choose marine cleats, there are various types of cleats on the market. Which type to use depends largely on customer preferences and the specific environment on board. For example, pop-up cleats, sometimes called safety cleats, are very popular among those who like to minimize potential safety risks on boats. For example, parents with young children plan to use family boating trips as part of their recreational activities. However, some experts believe that safety cleats are a good idea regardless of the number of passengers. At Hiever, we provide the following four types of cleats to meet the various needs of customers:
1. Cutting-Edge Pull-Up stainless steel cleats
As an improvement to the traditional pop-up cleats, our cutting-edge pull-up stainless steel cleat provides enhanced functions, completely eliminating the rattling sound, ensuring the best corrosion resistance, even on uneven surfaces. It is designed to suit your personal needs and preferences, and can be easily pushed down when not in use to satisfy your personal needs and preference.
2. Standard Heavy Duty Marine Cleats
Our standard heavy duty marine cleats provide a classic alternative, offering the same excellent durability and corrosion resistance as our pull-up cleats. This option is suitable for all situations.
3. Flat Stainless Steel Cleats
The flat cleats are designed to provide a more even distribution of stress when the ship is tied up. It is an ideal choice for the safe anchoring of large and heavy ships.
4. Stainless Steel Hollow Base Cleats
Our Stainless Steel hollow base cleats are lightweight, durable in the saltwater environment.
Where to mount cleats on your boat?
Generally speaking, the size of the cleats you choose should correspond to the type of rope you use to moor the boat. At the same time, the ideal route depends on the size of the ship. The standard rule of thumb is that the length of the cleat should be one inch per sixteenth of an inch.
In addition to choosing the right size cleat, you should also carefully consider the location of each place. Cleats should be regularly installed on both sides of the ship. The traditional view is that the more you can install, the better. There should be at least three cleats on the port and starboard sides of your ship. Remember, every dock is different, and when your boat is tied up, you rely on cleats to keep it as safe as possible.
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Where to install cleats on your boat?
In general, the size of the cleat you choose should correspond to the type of line you use to tie your boat up. Meanwhile, the ideal line depends on the size of your boat. The standard rule of thumb is that the length of the cleat should be one inch for every sixteenth of an inch of line.
In addition to choosing the right size cleat, you should also carefully consider where you place each one. Cleats should be installed at regular intervals on the sides of the boat—conventional wisdom says the more you can fit, the better. At the very minimum, you should have three cleats on both the port and starboard sides of your vessel. Remember, every dock is different, and you rely on cleats to keep your boat as safe and secure as possible when it’s tied up.
For more information about mounting boat cleats, contact Hiever today. Or browse our selection of new products to find the best accessories and hardware for your boat!
How to maintain the marine grade stainless steel cleats?
When you notice discoloration of the stainless steel marine cleat, you should try to find out why this happens and keep it covered until it is properly cleaned. You should try to ensure that you do not leave the stainless steel cleat in the hot water. You should put your parts in a small bucket, water or oil can be used to prevent them from being contaminated. If you find that your marine stainless steel splint is rusted, you should try to clean it when it rusts for the first time. Sometimes rust will cause the stainless steel cleats to lose its luster.
Keeping your marine cleats in good condition is one of the best ways to maintain its beauty. If you keep the marine splint hardware clean and protected, you will find that they will look good for a long time.
Hiever focus on designing, manufacturing, marketing and serving of high quality marine boat hardware, accessories and other stainless steel parts for industrial, commerical fields since 2003. Through strict quality control, good service and customized solution, we have been grown with many branded customers both home and abroad.
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