Famed American naval architect Nathanael Herreshoff was responsible for the design of a series of successful America’s Cup yachts that were undefeated between 1893 and 1920. He also designed the best mooring cleat to this day.
Herreshoff cleats feature:
• Four widely spaced fastener holes for secure mounting
• A large opening that an eye splice can easily be inserted through for quick deployment
• Long ears for securing lines that are relatively large for the cleat
• An elegant design that is still beautiful after more than 100 years
• Cast from type 316 stainless steel for strength and corrosion resistance
• Highly polished finish for both beauty and even better resistance to rust and corrosion
• Countersunk fastener holes to avoid chafing the mooring line
• Catalina 270 as its bow and stern mooring cleats.
• Used on many larger Catalinas including the Catalina 42 for a fail-safe cleat to secure the furling line. This is very important since you don't want your genoa to un-furl in heavy winds!
• A perfect cleat on the transom for towing a dinghy astern.
• Length: 8"
• Mounting hole spacing, center to center: 2-3/4" fore and aft, 1-1/4" port
1) We do not have a record of every Catalina model that used this size cleat. There are certainly other models that use this 12" mooring cleats. Compare the mounting hole pattern before ordering to ensure a proper fit.