Surface Mount Folding Cleats

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Key Features:

  • Mounts easily on your boat with no cut-outs required making installation simple
  • Locks down when not being used and springs up when release button is pushed
  • No need for drain tubes or drain receptacles to prevent leakage
  • Manufactured from marine grade 316 cast brightly polished stainless steel
  • Stud mounted (with hidden fasteners) or through bolted (with visible screw holes)
  • Length of stud is 1 1/2"
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Looks great, heavy duty construction. Recommended.
I purchased this to use for my anchor rode between the anchor windlass and bow roller for my 23' dual console boat.

Originally, I purchased a Whitecap folding cleat originally and returned it as I didn't think it would hold up as the cleat hinge pin is only 1/8"...maybe 3/16" diameter stainless steel.

The Accon Marine (this unit) cleat is MUCH more particular, the size of the hinge pins are significantly larger than the Whitecap. I didn't measure them, but maybe 3/8"?

Plus, I like that Accon publishes certified test data on their website which shows an average failure value of over 9,000 lbs (6" cleat, screw version).

1/2" nylon line has a minimum breaking strength of 5,670 lbs which means the rode should fail well before the cleat. That is exactly as it should be. According to ABYC, working anchor load is about 425lbs for my boat and 900 lbs for a storm anchor. That means the Accon cleat provides a 10x to 20x safety factor.

This cleat is beautifully finished. All the edges of the cleat itself are rounded to minimize chaffing. The folding mechanism is simple and works well. Recommended!
June 10, 2019
9 months ago
Awesome value!
Looks exactly as pictured and work GREAT. I bought four for all corners of the boat and couldn’t be happier!
May 1, 2019
10 months ago
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When deciding between the surface mount and the hidden stud mount option, is one option stronger than the other?
Mike M on Apr 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Mike, neither mounting style would really be stronger than the other, it really comes down more to the surface it is mounting to and the size washer under that mounting surface.
what is the measurement of the 6" center to center mounting holes?
mike n on Jul 11, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Hi Mike, the closest we have is the 3.5" Top mounted cleat, which is 2.3" center to center of the mounting holes. Thank you!
Can you give me the dimensions for the width and height for the 3.5" long ones please?.
Robbie F on Nov 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: That is a great question Robbie, I will include a link to the drawing for that item below for you to review.

Please let me know if you have any other questions or if there is anything else we can do for you.
What size studs the the 3.5 cleat take?
John A on Feb 12, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Hi John, the studs required are 3/8" Machine screws. Thank you!
how would the 6" ones work as a tie down to the trailer on the back of my antique wooden v drive boat? 1959 belmont with 429 caddy
RICHARD K on Jul 4, 2019
BEST ANSWER: The fold down cleat is very slick. High quality stainless, does not rust. Folds nicely. Pops up easily. Easy to mount. It is sturdy.

If you are using a ratchet typed strap and really leaning on it, that might be too much force prying against these. ( or any cleat ). Fixed mount u bolts would be better for this application. Personally I crank down the back of my boat with ratchets and u bolts to the trailer. But if you are using the buckle type straps or just snuggling up with a ratchet you should be fine. I hope this is helpful.
Do the top mount cleats come with everything (screws, washers, nuts) needed to mount them to the deck?
Natalie S on Jul 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Hello Natalie, the mounting hardware is not included with the top mount cleats. The main reason no hardware is included is because the length of the hardware required would vary based on the deck thickness it is being installed on.
how wide is the 6" cleat?
A shopper on Jan 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The 6" folding cleats has a width of 3.25" at its widest point. This applies to both the top mounting cleat and the hidden stud mounting cleat.Please let us know if you have anymore questions.
I ordered 4 of the surface mount folding cleats. Your website showed them as $50 each. But, when i went to check out, my shopping cart had them listed as $70 each. Which price is correct?
Bob Hudson on Jul 25, 2017

The price varies depending on the cleat size.

The cheapest is the 3.5" cleat and is $54.88 all the way up to 8" cleats which are $144.10. I'm thinking you were trying to order the 6" cleat which is right around $70.

This price updates on the website as you select the different sizes. If for some reason you are not seeing this, please let me know so that we can review.

Please let me know if there is anything else we can help with and have a great day Bob!
The photos show one with a push button and one without. I need the one with the button. Which type is that?
Bob Hudson on Jul 22, 2017

So reviewing the pictures, I definitely see two different styles of push buttons (one on the top and one on the side), but all the pictures and cleats do have release button.

You do raise a great question on the style difference. In checking on this, I found that 3.5" & 4.5" have the button on the top while the 6" and 8" cleats have the button on the side.
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