Our heavy duty Dock Cleats are made from hot dipped galvanized iron for corrosion resistance. Rugged construction makes them perfect for docks, fishing boats and workboats.
Fasteners are sold separately.
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The large open base is designed to easily handle multiple dock lines and distribute heavy loads. Most cleat sizes have recessed sockets for round head bolts.
Fastener Size (inches)
Flat Head or Round Head
Open Base Cleats
I have a 21 foot pontoon boat and the lake is relatively calm. What size dock cleat makes sense?Also I assume galvanized is best?
A 6" dock cleat would work well.
JD Tech Team
this appears to be black in color. Is that an accurate picture?
No it is galvanized which is a silver color. They are my cabinet pulls.
No. It is a galvanized silver color with a dull finish.
Mine were not black, they're galvanized color.
No, they're metallic. Standard galvanized metal color. Even 3 1/2 years later.
Can I use these as dresser drawer pulls?
Yes - I used them on bathroom cabinets and they're great
They could be used for drawer pulls if you are shooting for a very raw, industrial look.
Sure, but kind of clunky. May have to grind or file mating surface smooth so it fits the drawer surface nicely..
Absolutely! That is what I used them for in myKitchen
Yes, I used these as pulls on a dresser and they look great.
Thank you for all of your great answers!
They would work great. I am using them as coat/backpack hangers. I used some larger ones as a towel bar in a bathroom I did. Rinse with vinegar then water, dry , prime and you can spray paint them any color you want, or just use the way they are
Do they come in more of a brown hue? Or, would they spray paint well?Thanks,Amber
Sure. Neat idea!!!
how do you remove a dock cleat that is installed into wood with hex lag bolts? Thanks
You should be be able to just unscrew the lag bolts. Is there something else you are planning to do after removing the cleats?
With a socket wrench. Although you may need an extension to get into the cleat.
Tony H Tony H
Machine shops use a tool (easy out?)to remove broken bolts that looks like a tapered spiral drill. Not sure if name is right but you must drill a hole down the center of the bolt then insert the easy out in the hole and turn. Trick is, the easy out is tapered and the spirals go in the opposite direction of a normal thread so.. when you tighten the easy out turning counter-clockwise it should loosen the bolt. Easy outs come in all sizes and any good tool supply shop should be able to help you find the right size. Not very expensive either. Good luck!
I am looking at the 8" cleat. Would a 5/16" hex head bolt work on this. The image shows a hex head but the specs call for a round head?
Yes the hex head bot works and the head seats flush
Do you have this cleats in 22"??what is the price??
Sorry, nothing that large.
I purchased the 4-inch cleats for a small project. The 4-inch cleats work well for my individual needs. I can't imagine using 22-inch cleats.
I need to install 14" cleat on the dock for my boat. What other parts do I need to purchase to install this cleat? What tool do I need to use? Thanks.
(2 of each)S.S. Screws( #10 x whatever length needed ) #10 SS Teflon lock nuts and SS #10 flat washers.
I'm sorry, I thought they were 4" boat cleats not 14""!! Just make sure to use S.S. bolts, SS teflon lock nuts and SS flat washer for a boat or just SS wood screws and washer for a deck. The side is probably 1/4" to 3/8 x whatever length plus washer and nuts.
What size clete do you recommend for a 1" rope?
20-24" optimum, 16" will get you one bite each end
I weighted this cleat on a digital scale and it weighted 3.65 ozs.
Not sure of the actual weight, but substantial enough to secure pontoon boats during pretty strong winds. Hope that helps.
The weight of the 4 inch cleats is 3.65 ozs.
distance between screw holes?
Larry Last Name
The distance between the screw holes is 1 inch.
Yes, I would buy this product again.
Very good traditional cleat. Well covered with zinc. A bit ragged on the edges, as expected.
I used these cleats as cabinet handles....
I spray painted them and mounted them to my kitchen cabinets and several other places in my house to hang coats hats dry bags and various other things I mounted one on the inside of each of my bathroom doors and the same with my bedrooms and one on each side of my front door and the side of my back door and it makes it look very nautical... And you can spray paint them any color you want and they're built very well with uniformity I built a schematic to mount them and all the holes lined up perfectly
Cleats look great on my white kitchen cabinets! Several are a bit rough, but that really doesn't get in the way of their perfect use as kitchen hardware!
Old Saybrook, CT
I used this product on a dock to tie up vessels of less than 8,000 lbs in a bay that has a tidal rise/drop in the vicinity of 15 feet. If you are going to use this product for larger vessel I highly recommend a backing plate (distribute loading) at a minimum of 1/4" galvanized steel plate at least 8 to 12 inches wide and up to two feet long. If you use stainless a 7ga piece of the same above dimensions should be satisfactory. The product itself is a rough poor quality casting that isn't of any precision quality. But it really isn't necessary. The frustration I had was the bolt holes may have been metric as a 1/2" bolt is a sloppy fit and a 5/8" bolt would not fit. If I could have found a 9/16" galvanized bolt It may have been the ticket. (Hole had slight taper in it) It would be nice if the supplier sold this as a kit with a choice of fasteners (mostly bolt lengths). This product was not a gift nor was I compensated for these comments. JD sent this right out. I would give a 5.0 for delivery but that isn't an option in this review.
Central OR, coast
This part is cast, then coated with some type of galvanizing chemistry. It says it's fit for 1/2 inch bolts but they fit quite loosely. What can you say about a part like this it works where needed. It's not the highest quality, but it works....(MIC)
Central OR, coast
Dock Cleats Galvanized Iron Open Base.
Our model Boat Club used the small cleats as the basis for hand made trophies. We tied a knot with 1/2 inch rope on the cleat and mounted it on a plaque. Good nautical results.....
Good for the price
We used these to tie back cords on blinds. Looked at more expesive products and decided to go with these. Not as attractive as more expensive but we still like them more than ties that came with the blinds.
I am going to use as hooks in a mud room in our summer home..They are perfect!