Taco Marine Transom Cross Tie Cleat

Keeps dock lines safe from outboard motors when tying off at the stern.

Taco Marine Transom Cross Tie Cleat
The cleat measures 28 inches long, weighs 3.2 pounds, and costs $134.99.Courtesy Taco Marine

The Transom Cross Tie cleat by Taco moves dock lines up and away from outboard motors when captains tie off at the stern. The portable 15-degree cleat, which also helps protect engine cowlings, can accommodate up to ¾-inch dock lines and features a patented latch for a secure hold in standard 15⁄8-inch-diameter open-bottom gunwale rod holders. The cleat measures 28 inches long, weighs 3.2 pounds, and comes with a mesh storage bag for quick drying and to prevent scratches on deck or storage surfaces. The cleat costs $134.99.