Boat owners are often hesitant to upgrade to the convenience of a pull-up cleat due to the unsightly look of filled holes or a rough edge from an old cut-out. For them, a 305 series Wide-Line Cleat from Accon Marine is perfect. Offering a sleek, low-profile appearance, its flanged base is slightly oversized to cover previous installations.
Made from polished marine-grade 316 stainless steel, the Wide-Line Cleat is simple to use. Precision manufacturing allows the horns to easily glide upwards smoothly and without play. When finished, it depresses back into the base for a snag-free contour. It's available in four sizes: 4-1/2", 6", 8" and 10", for 3/8", 5/8", 3/4" and 1" line, respectively.
The Accon Wide-Line Cleat is bottom-mounted using welded stainless steel threaded studs. Not only is this mounting method exceptionally strong, but it also provides for a neat and clean topside appearance. The included 1/8" thick backing plate doubles as a cut-out template. Installation requires drilling two center holes and a single saw cut.
Suggested retail prices for Accon Marine 305 series Wide-Line Cleats are $86.13 for the 4-1/2" model, $98.12 for the 6" version, $154.99 for the 8" cleat and $241.54 for the 10" model. Optional waterproofing cups to prevent runoff below deck start at $11.99.
Contact Accon Marine, 13665 Automobile Blvd., Clearwater, FL 33762. 727-572-9202; Fax: 727-572-7621. www.acconmarine.com.