Perko Mooring Bitts are typically bow or deck mounted for fastening ropes and cables. Hollow, chrome plated bronze two headed bits are built to last.
Available in two sizes.
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4-1/4 x 4-1/4 inch
5 x 5 inch
6 x 6 inch
Which size would you recommend for a 27' trawler weighing in at about 10,000#
The largest one may be big enough for your application. You can also check with Perko directly to see if they would advise you otherwise. It is also more dependent on the lines/pendants you are using as well.
JD Tech Associate
what size boat will this work for?
I used this on a 32' plywood boat. They bolted to a Double layer of 3/4" with a bit of 5200 adhesive
Was it the 4.5" x 4.5" model? It seems too small to fit a decent size mooring line around it.
Depends on what it is mounted on.Mine was bolted thru a steel support beam
My was a 50' Flying DutchmanIt worked great
Better than a big cleat
Cleats are essential for docking lines. Mooring bitts are better for anchor lines, mooring lines and tow lines when needed. The bitts are large enough to handle several lines if needed. I mounted one on my bow deck and a smaller one on the stern deck. The bitts will allow for much larger bolts and screws. It is a good idea to reinforce the deck if possible.