Re: Help me decide - Mooring bitt or cleat?
Mooring bits are usually far stronger than cleats, and can take more line before becoming filled up. I prefer bits.
On a small boat, a super strong eye in the top of the stem, with a good backup plate inside, will eliminate chafe,when on a mooring.
Brent Swain, Boat designer, Builder, and author of "Origami Metal Boatbuilding"