Have you ever pulled up to a boat dock only to notice that there is no proper tie off points for your watercraft? Many docks have tie off devices or cleats however they are improperly spaced for smaller personal watercraft, damaged, or worse don’t exist at all.
In these cases, you can still travel or launch your watercraft at the ramp worry-free with a portable dock cleat system. You can make your own tie off points exactly where you need them with these handy devices.
There are a few different designs and manufacturers, but most of them offer flexibility, lightweight construction, and are relatively compact so they fit in most watercraft storage compartments.
The portable cleats are as easy to use as they are to transport. Most designs use the cleat on top with a T-shaped cross bar on the bottom. The T-bar is usually slipped between two dock boards and turned 90 degrees to hold it in place. That way, you can tie off in any location you want.
For more information on these, you can check out intrepidcottager. They have tested out different types and models and have some opinions to offer on which designs worked best.