How do I turn a cleat?

On a motorboat, as on a sailboat, you moor on cleats. The mooring line comes around to lock onto them.

A cleat is not called a cleat knot, but "turning a cleat". The interest of this blocking is that it can be done under tension and even release itself under tension. The dead turn at the beginning is essential to ensure a good hold in the cleat.

Start with a complete dead lap (emphasis on "complete")

We then cross in eights (one crossing is enough).

No need to multiply crossbreeding, the holding will not be improved.

Make a final half-key.

For a good efficiency, the half key must be in the direction of the crossing (it is also better for the aesthetics...).

The mooring is efficient and solid.

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