SailNet Community - View Single Post - Help me decide - Mooring bitt or cleat?
View Single Post
post #7 of Old 09-26-2012
Senior Member
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Narragansett Bay
Posts: 14,651
Thanks: 68
Thanked 377 Times in 356 Posts
Rep Power: 9
Re: Help me decide - Mooring bitt or cleat?

When you have a straight end of a dock line to secure to the bow, I find a cleat easier to use than a bitt. A cleat hitch is easy and I can do it with one hand. Tying to a bitt is either done with clove hitches or figure eights around the posts on the bitt. In theory, you can put a cleat hitch around the side of a bitt, but I guess I just prefer a cleat.

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.
Minnewaska is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome