FORE  &  AFT  MARINE

 CLEATS

Flat-Top Cleats

Flat-Top flush mounted boat cleats were developed in 1991. Made of high grade polished 316 stainless steel and are, very simply, the world's finest cleats. Flat-Tops are by far much stronger than conventional and other flush mounted cleats. Flat-Top cleats are designed to last a lifetime. They are the original folding cleat.

Each cleat comes with a template to ensure a neat, clean installation.

Why Flat-Top Cleats are the best:

Distinctive elegant appeal that enhances any craft.
Rugged strength solid stainless steel design with only one moving part. Compare the mass/weight to other cleats on the market.
Simple design - no springs, cups, drain tubes, or buttons to wear or break down.
Does not allow water to penetrate the craft.
Strongest on the market, laboratory tested, stronger than any available lines or fasteners.
Required mounting depth is shallow relative to other flush mounted cleats.

Boat Cleats By Flat-Top

Reduce Injuries
Eliminate Protruding Cleats
Prevent Tangled Lines
Enhance Overall Appearance

 

 

Flat-Top flush mounted boat cleats, made of high grade polished 316 stainless steel are, very simply, the world's finest boat cleats. Laboratory tested, Flat-Tops, properly installed are much stronger, safer, and better looking than conventional cleats.

Flat-Top cleats are designed to last a lifetime. There is only one moving part, no springs or buttons to go bad. A simple design, but so unique it is patented.

"An AMERICAN Product"

Guaranteed for Life

Flat-Top Boat Cleats are recommended for:

Boats
Jet Skis
Swim / Dive Platforms
Sailboats
Docks
Pick Up Truck Boxes
Yachts (in the toe rail area for fender cleats)

DIMENSIONS

Cleat
Size
Width Length Thickness Recess Depth Cleat Height Weight (lbs)
SIZE A B C D E  
4.5" 2-1/2 - 2.500 5-1/2 - 5.500 1/8 - .125 5/8 - .625 3/4 - .750 1.0
6" 3-1/4 - 3.250 7-1/2 - 7.500 1/8 - .125 3/4 - .750 1-1/4 - 1.250 2.5
8" 3-3/4 - 3.750 9-1/2 - 9.500 1/8 - .125 3/4 - .750 1-1/2 - 1.500 4.25
10" 4 - 4.0 11-1/2 - 11.500 1/5 - .20 4/5 - .80 1-4/5 - 1.85 5.2
10" HD 5-3/16 - 5.1875 12-1/2 - 12.500 1/4 - .250 1-3/8 - 1.375 2-1/8 - 2.125 12.25

 

Product number 450

There is only one moving part. No springs, drain tubes, cups or buttons to go bad. A very simple and unique design.
This cleat rotates on a 3/16" pin.
Weight is 1.0 lbs. (.45 kg)
Will take a 1/4" line

FT-400(LIST $77.21)$57.68   4.5"

Product number 600

There is only one moving part. No springs, drain tubes, cups or buttons to go bad. A very simple and unique design.

This cleat rotates on a 5/16" pin.
Weight is 2.5 lbs. (1.13 kg)
Will take a 3/8" & 1/2" line

FT-600(LIST $125.51)$99.68   6"

Introducing 6" Black Nylon

Fiberglass Reinforced Black Nylon

FT-600N(LIST $55.51)$22.88   6" BLACK NYLON

Product number 800

There is only one moving part. No springs, drain tubes, cups or buttons to go bad. A very simple and unique design.

This cleat rotates on a 5/16" pin.
Weight is 4.25 lbs. (1.93 kg)
Will take a 5/8" & 3/4" line

FT-800(LIST $177.53)$122.79   8"

Product number 1000

There is only one moving part. No springs, drain tubes, cups or buttons to go bad. A very simple and unique design.

This cleat rotates on a 5/16" pin.
Weight is 5.2 lbs. (2.35 kg)
Will take a 5/8" & 3/4" line

FT-1000(LIST $215.75)$168.79   10"

Product number 1100

There is only one moving part. No springs, drain tubes, cups or buttons to go bad. A very simple and unique design.

This is a Heavy Duty Cleat.

This cleat rotates on a 1/2" pin.
Weight is 12.25 lbs. (5.56 kg)
Will take a 1" line

FT-1100(LIST $304.61)$252.79   10"HD

Optional Stainless Steel Template/Backing Plate
stainless_steel_template2Optional stainless steel template/backing plate. Available for each size cleat.
4.5" Cleat Backing Plate - Product number 490

FT-490(LIST $7.97)$6.68   4"

 

6" Cleat Backing Plate - Product number 690

FT-690(LIST $10.97)$8.68   6"

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8" Cleat Backing Plate - Product number 890

FT-890(LIST $14.97)$12.68   8"

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10" Cleat Backing Plate - Product number 1090

FT-1090(LIST $18.97)$16.68   10"

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10" Cleat HD Backing Plate - Product number 1190

FT-1190(LIST $24.97)$21.68   10"HD

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Installation Tips & Fasteners by Size

Flat-Top Cleat installation using the provided cardboard template or the optional stainless steel template/backing plate.

4.5 Inch Cleat

Use Num. 10 Oval Head Sheet Metal Screws or 10-24 Oval Head Machine Screws
Use Forstner Bits
Cut large holes 3/4 inch and small holes 1/2 inch
Use sabre saw or router to cut between the holes

6 Inch Cleat

Use Num. 14 Oval Head Sheet Metal Screws or 1/4-20 Oval Head Machine Screws
Use Forstner Bits
Cut large holes 7/8 inch and small holes 1/2 inch
Use sabre saw or router to cut between the holes

8 Inch Cleat

Use Num. 14 Oval Head Sheet Metal Screws or 1/4-20 Oval Head Machine Screws
Use Forstner Bits
Cut large holes 1-1/8 inch and small holes 3/4 inch
Use sabre saw or router to cut between the holes

10 Inch Cleat

Use Num. 14 Oval Head Sheet Metal Screws or 1/4-20 Oval Head Machine Screws
Use Forstner Bits
Cut large holes 1-3/4 inch and small holes 3/4 inch
Use sabre saw or router to cut between the holes

10 Inch HD Cleat

Use 3/8 inch Oval Head Machine Screws
Use Forstner Bits
Cut large holes 1-3/4 inch and small holes 3/4 inch
Use sabre saw or router to cut between the holes