Folding Mooring Cleat
The folding mooring cleat from Nomen provides the benefits of flush and rigid cleats to aesthetic perfection.
- Loose lines cannot get caught during manoeuvring.
- The danger of injury at sea is reduced.
- The cleat is easy to fit to the deck.
The patented folding mechanism with the simple elastic ball is fail-safe and lends a charm all of its own.
In 1998, the Nomen cleat won the Federal Product Design Award, the highest German design prize. The Federal Ministry of Economics awards this prize for outstanding German industial products every two years.
The gentle locking of the cleat arms in the two end positions is produced by an elastic ball which is located between the two arms. It deforms to respond to tension.
Consistent safety on deck
The new NOMEN cleat always remains closed, whether it is belayed or not. During belaying the soft moving ends give way readily. The line can simply be wound around the rigid part of the cleat without having to activate any mechanism.
The round rotary end pieces, made of soft polymere mate - rial, keep the cleat firmly closed so no lines can get caught and nobody can be injured.
The Clip-Cleat is available in stainless steel (polished) or in Aluminium (silver or black anodized.
No stressing of moving parts
The cleat consists of a rigid central part which absorbs the pulling force of the mooring line. There are two moving elements mounted on the ends of the cleat which are held in the centre position by a spring mechanism. The end pieces always remain unstressed.
Unimpeded casting off is possible at all times. The movable end pieces readily move aside, or they snap into the open position in which they lie calmly on deck.