Bob Randall modifies a simple design to stop sheets snagging on his mooring cleats

Here’s an idea for low-cost cleat boots. My idea is to cut the plastic pipe at an angle of 10-15° (see photos) such that if the sheet does find itself around the cleat it will automatically ride up over the boot and free itself.

By using the first offcut of the pipe and snipping it at the thin side (to create a split ring), I was able to slot it around the pipe and use it as a template to ensure I got the same angle for every pipe cut.

On my Moody 28, the midships cleats are bolted to the toe rail, and the footprint of the cleat is not symmetrical, so I had to make fore and aft cleat boot pairs.


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