The folding mooring cleat from Nomen provides the benefits of flush and rigid cleats to aesthetic perfection: Loose lines cannot get caught during manoeuvring. The danger of injury at sea is reduced. The cleat is easy to fit to the deck. The patented folding mechanism with the simple elastic ball is fail-safe and lends a charm all of its own.
In 1998, the Nomen cleat won the Federal Product Design Award, the highest German design prize. The Federal Ministry of Economics awards this prize for outstanding German industial products every two years.
The gentle locking of the cleat arms in the two end positions is produced by an elastic ball which is located between the two arms. It deforms to respond to tension.
Mounting the Nomen Cleat:
Mounting the Nomen Cleat is as easy as to mount any simple standard cleat. You just drill three holes, tighten three scews and then fix the cleat arms without any tools – thats it!
Breaking Load: The Nomen Cleat on Trial:
Location: Rope Manufacturer Geo Gleistein, Bremen, Germany whose rope laboratory is supervised by Germanischer Lloyd Result: The Line is breaking at 12.000 daN. The folding mechanism is still working. We could not manage to find out the breaking load of the cleat.