Taco Marine Transom Cross Tie Cleat

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

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.