Friday, October 30, 2015

Hiding Cleats

In the process of renovating the docks at a local marina (Herrington Harbor North, Deale, MD), someone had the briliant idea of moving the cleats to the underside of the dock. Not all of the residents (none of those I spoke with) think this was a good idea.

While I'm sure this de-clutters the dock, it also makes them hard to reach and more difficult to use properly. I don't get it. Style over function.


  1. That seems idiotic, and dangerous in countless ways!

  2. I've interviewed slip holders and started a thread on a sailing forum. The only positive comment was that they would be great for capsized catamarans.