Taco Transom Cross Tie Portable Cleat

Protect outboard cowls from line chafing.

Taco Transom Cross Tie Portable Cleat
Protect outboard cowls from line chafing.Courtesy Taco Marine

Cross-tying rubs some captains the wrong way. Taco's Transom Cross Tie Portable Cleat raises the tie-off point by 30 inches so dock lines don't chafe on outboard cowls. The patent-pending latch mechanism allows for easy insertion in standard gunwale rod holders. $80; tacomarine.com