Cleats – Selection Advice

V-Cleats

Ronstan V-Cleats™ are simple yet effective rope cleating devices. Manufactured from PTFE impregnated, glass and carbon fibre reinforced composite material they are lightweight. Computer generated tooth geometry provides a positive, self-cleating action on the line. For applications where constant line draw-through is required, the opening action of Ronstan cam cleats are recommended.

Sizes: Small, Medium, and Large
Rope Capacity: 3-6mm (1/8″ – 1/4″), 5-8mm (3/16″ – 5/16″), and 8-12mm (5/16″ – 1/2″)

 

 


 

T-Cleat

The Twin Cam Cleat

T-Cleats™ have har wearing glass fibre reinforced cams for reliable cleating. They offer a great value solution for moderately demanding applications.

  • Slotted Bearings
    Self lubricating, self-cleaning slotted bearings can provide lower frictional resistance and quicker response times than ball bearings which may deform under high load, as well as superior resistance to sand and salt.
  • Advanced Composite Base
    Produced from long fibre reinforced polymer, a result of advanced composite technology providing metal replacement performance.
  • Design Optimisation
    Computer optimised Cam profile results in superior gripping ability over a wide range of rope sizes.
  • Multi-Coil Spring
    The multi-coil spring recessed in the upper part of the cam generates near constant torque. This constant torque ensures secure cleating of even the smallest lines with minimal abrasion or rope wear and low line entry and exit efforts.
  • Customisation
    A comprehensive range of specialist cleat accessories allow customisation of the cleat set-up to optimise performance by controlling inward rope lead, outward rope lead, cleating and uncleating angle and height.
  • Unique Teeth and Entry Profiles
    Low entry and exit efforts due to unique teeth and entry profiles.

 


 

C-Cleat

The Carbon Fibre Cleat

C-Cleats™ feature lightweight , ultra-rigid carbon fibre reinforced composite cams that are corrosion free, wear resistant and non-abrasive.

Sizes: Small, Medium, and Large
Rope Capacity: 2-8mm (3/32″ – 5/16″), 3-12mm (5/16″ – 5/12″), and 6-16mm (1/4″ – 5/8″)

  • Advanced Composite Base
    Produced from long fibre reinforced polymer, a result of advanced composite technology providing metal replacement performance.
  • Slotted Bearings
    Self lubricating, self-cleaning slotted bearings can provide lower frictional resistance and quicker response times than ball bearings which may deform under high load, as well as superior resistance to sand and salt.
  • Multi-Coil Spring
    The multi-coil spring recessed in the upper part of the cam generates near constant torque. This constant torque ensures secure cleating of even the smallest lines with minimal abrasion or rope wear and low line entry and exit efforts.

 


 

Alloy Cam Cleats

Alloy cam cleat models are built for ultimate durability where high wear and high loads are encountered. Cams are hot-forged and hard anodised for maximum strength and corrosion resistance. Ronstan Alloy Cam Cleat models are available in small and medium sizes. The medium cleat is built on an aluminium base for maximum rigidity whilst the small cleat has a composite base for an optimum blend of lightness and durability.

Sizes: Small and Medium
Rope Capacity: 2-8mm (3/32″ – 5/16″) and 3-12mm (1/8″ – 1/2″)

  • Alloy Cams
    Hard anodized aluminium cams for highest resistance to heat and wear. The gloss anodized finish also provides lowest line entry and exit effort.
  • Base
    The SMALL Alloy Cam Cleat is built on a long strand glass fibre reinforced polymer base and the MEDIUM Alloy Cam Cleat is built on a hard anodized aluminium base.
  • Slotted Bearings
    Self lubricating, self-cleaning slotted bearings can provide lower frictional resistance and quicker response times than ball bearings which may deform under high load, as well as superior resistance to sand and salt.
  • Multi-Coil Spring
    The multi-coil spring recessed in the upper part of the cam generates near constant torque. This constant torque ensures secure cleating of even the smallest lines with minimal abrasion or rope wear and low line entry and exit efforts.

About Us

Ronstan’s end-to-end design, manufacture and distribution operation delivers high specification products for all serious hardware applications.

Our state-of-the-art design facilities and manufacturing plant handles more than 4.9 million units each year.

As one of the top three sailboat hardware brands globally we know what it is like to deliver great equipment that can handle challenging conditions.

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Ronstan International Inc
45 High Point Avenue, #2 Portsmouth
Portsmouth Rhode Island 02871
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Ronstan International Inc
45 High Point Avenue, #2 Portsmouth
Portsmouth Rhode Island 02871
+1 (401) 293 0539 office@ronstan.us