SailNet Community - View Single Post - Help me decide - Mooring bitt or cleat?
View Single Post
Old 09-26-2012
Minnewaska Minnewaska is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 10,599
Thanks: 45
Thanked 204 Times in 189 Posts
Rep Power: 7
Minnewaska will become famous soon enough Minnewaska will become famous soon enough
Re: Help me decide - Mooring bitt or cleat?

Congrats on the Compac 19. My honest answer is that I don't think it really matters. If you want a bitt, go ahead, but you don't need one. There isn't enough room on your foredeck to lay out, so I can't see it being in the way. Just be sure either the cleat or bitt are properly backed and secure.

My personal preference would be to stick with a cleat. I find them more versatile. If the mooring penant has a big thick loop that you need to push through a cleat and then up and around the horns, I do understand needing a bigger cleat. Although, if that is the case, I don't understand how the bitt helps.

To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.

Jeanneau 54DS

In the harsh marine environment, something is always in need of repair. Margaritas fix everything.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook