Cam cleats

How to choose this product

A cam cleat is used to immobilize lines of small or medium diameter.

Applications

Particularly useful for holding the relatively light lines of sailing dinghies, these devices are also practical on sailboats. For example, they often are used to make fast the mainsail sheet as it emerges from the block or to prevent the traveler car from moving laterally.

Technologies

This device consists of two spring-loaded jaws which are closed when not in use. A metal guide keeps an uncleated line near the jaws. When the line is pulled between the ribbed jaws, they keep it from being pulled back out. The line can always be tightened by pulling on the free end, but will resist tension from the opposite direction.

How to choose

These cleats are rarely big enough to handle line over 10 millimeters thick. For heavier line, a line clutch must be employed. They should be mounted such that the jaws are aligned with the axis of the line.

Advantages

- Light
- Simple, rapid use

Disadvantages

- Not suitable for large lines
- Can release accidentally
- Limited lifespan

30 companies | 418 products (boat or nautical equipment)

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19 products Seldén
1 products Osculati
26 products Wichard
Wichard 30103
Rotating tower for sailboats 30103 Wichard

Commentary Easy turning For mainsheet...

Wichard 30016
With fairlead for sailboats 30016 Wichard

Commentary Complete range of cam cleats Design optimized for...

Wichard 94108
Sailboat single block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat (max. rope: 10 mm) 94108 Wichard

Commentary Complete range of blocks Excellent high-speed low load and high-function load characteristics Interchangeable head fastening systems for multiple attachment methods...

Wichard 94307
Sailboat triple block with swivel / cam-cleat (max. rope : 10 mm) 94307 Wichard

Commentary Complete range of blocks Excellent high-speed low load and high-function load characteristics Interchangeable head fastening systems for multiple attachment...

Wichard 95308
Sailboat triple block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat (max. rope : 10 mm) 95308 Wichard

Commentary Complete range of blocks Excellent high-speed low load and high-function load characteristics Interchangeable head fastening systems for multiple attachment...

Wichard 94407
Fiddle block with swivel / cam-cleat for sailboats (max. rope : 10 mm) 94407 Wichard

Commentary Complete range of blocks Excellent high-speed low load and high-function load characteristics Interchangeable head fastening systems for multiple attachment...

4 products Karver Systems
Karver Systems KJ3
With fairlead for sailboats KJ3 Karver Systems

HIGH PERFORMANCE CAM CLEAT We have developed a new range of cam cleats using the KARVER principles of low weight, high strength, size and reliability. DESIGN The closed aluminum structure strengthens...

Karver Systems PF840031
Rotating tower for sailboats PF840031 Karver Systems

UNIVERSAL SWIVEL CLEAT BASES" Assembled...

Karver Systems PF840032
Rotating tower for sailboats PF840032 Karver Systems

UNIVERSAL SWIVEL CLEAT BASE* Assembled...

16 products Lewmar
Lewmar SYNCHRO
Sailboat single block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat SYNCHRO Lewmar

Lewmar synchro block are engineered for speed, efficiency and superior handling. We use a combination of scientifically optimised block geometry, a Free-Spin bearing and self-aligning head to reduce friction...

Lewmar SYNCHRO
Sailboat triple block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat SYNCHRO Lewmar

Lewmar synchro block are engineered for speed, efficiency and superior handling. We use a combination of scientifically optimised block geometry, a Free-Spin bearing and self-aligning head to reduce friction...

Lewmar SYNCHRO
Fiddle block with swivel / cam-cleat for sailboats SYNCHRO Lewmar

Lewmar synchro block are engineered for speed, efficiency and superior handling. We use a combination of scientifically optimised block geometry, a Free-Spin bearing and self-aligning head to reduce friction...

Lewmar SYNCHRO
Fiddle block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat for sailboats SYNCHRO Lewmar

Lewmar synchro block are engineered for speed, efficiency and superior handling. We use a combination of scientifically optimised block geometry, a Free-Spin bearing and self-aligning head to reduce friction...

Lewmar HTX
Sailboat single block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat HTX Lewmar

Size 50 and 60mm available: select your size in the menu above...

7 products Ronstan
Ronstan RF5400B
For sailboats RF5400B Ronstan

Design, materials selection and advanced manufacturing methods combine to deliver superior strength and holding...

Ronstan RF8
Rotating tower for sailboats RF8 Ronstan

Swivel cleat bases permit easy cleating and releasing from any angle.The swivel arm is fabricated...

Ronstan RF40530
Fiddle block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat for sailboats RF40530 Ronstan

Low friction Acetal or Torlon® bearing system Lightweight Cheek cut-outs for easy bearing...

Ronstan RF51530
Fiddle block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat for sailboats (max. rope : 10 mm) RF51530 Ronstan

Exceptionally high working loads Low maintenance, long service...

38 products Harken
video Harken 280
For sailboats 280 Harken

Harken® ball bearing cam cleats hold lines securely...

Harken 498
With large angle fairlead for sailboats 498 Harken

Fast Release fairleads feature low-friction, angled stainless steel line guides on the exit side...

Harken 499
With large angle fairlead for sailboats 499 Harken

Fast Release fairleads feature low-friction, angled stainless steel line guides on the exit side...

Harken 496
With large angle fairlead for sailboats 496 Harken

Fast Release fairleads feature low-friction, angled stainless steel line guides on the exit side...

Harken 497
With large angle fairlead for sailboats 497 Harken

Fast Release fairleads feature low-friction, angled stainless steel line guides on the exit side...

Harken 241
Fairlead / rotating tower for sailboats 241 Harken

The 240 and 241 are simple swivel...

64 products Holt
Holt HT 91185
For sailboats HT 91185 Holt

3 ROWS OF BALL BEARINGS...

Holt HT 91026
For sailboats HT 91026 Holt

Advanced metal replacement resin. Greater resistance...

Holt 600 KG | HT 92536
Sailing dinghy triple block with swivel / cam-cleat (max. rope : 6 mm) 600 KG | HT 92536 Holt

STAINLESS CHEEKS Large window to reduce weight and allow easy rinsing ROLLER BEARING SYSTEM Delrin needle...

Holt 600 KG | HT 92537
Sailing dinghy triple block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat (max. rope : 6 mm) 600 KG | HT 92537 Holt

STAINLESS CHEEKS Large window to reduce weight and allow easy rinsing ROLLER BEARING SYSTEM Delrin needle...

Holt 600 KG | HT 92002
Fiddle block with swivel / cam-cleat for sailboats (max. rope : 12 mm) 600 KG | HT 92002 Holt

ORGANIC BEARING SYSTEM Aluminium large central axle provides a lightweight alternative to...

17 products Spinlock
Spinlock PXR0206
For sailboats PXR0206 Spinlock

The easiest cleat to release under load Compact roller action cam cleat for easy release of high performance control...

Spinlock PXR0206/SW
For sailboats PXR0206/SW Spinlock

The easiest cleat to release under load Compact roller action cam cleat for easy release of high performance control...

Spinlock PXR0206/T
For sailboats PXR0206/T Spinlock

The easiest cleat to release under load Compact roller action cam cleat for easy release of high performance control...

Spinlock PXR0206/VP
For sailboats PXR0206/VP Spinlock

The easiest cleat to release under load Compact roller action cam cleat for easy release of high performance control...

Spinlock PXR0810
For sailboats PXR0810 Spinlock

The easiest cleat to release under load Compact roller action cam cleat for easy release of high performance control...

Spinlock PXR0810/SW
For sailboats PXR0810/SW Spinlock

The easiest cleat to release under load Compact roller action cam cleat for easy release of high performance control...

21 products Allen Brothers
Allen Brothers A..77
For sailboats A..77 Allen Brothers

Cam Cleat Allen cam cleats have had over 50 years of meticulous R&D to perfect their design. Available in either Alloy or Alanite* the jaw profile optimizes rope entry and exit for smooth...

Allen Brothers A.676
For sailboats A.676 Allen Brothers

Cam Cleat Allen cam cleats have had over 50 years of meticulous R&D to perfect their design. Available in either Alloy or Alanite* the jaw profile optimizes...

Allen Brothers A4077
For sailboats A4077 Allen Brothers

Cam Cleat Allen cam cleats have had over 50 years of meticulous R&D to perfect their design. Available in either Alloy or Alanite* the jaw profile optimizes...

Allen Brothers A4976
For sailboats A4976 Allen Brothers

Cam Cleat Allen cam cleats have had over 50 years of meticulous R&D to perfect their design. Available in either Alloy or Alanite* the jaw profile optimizes...

video Allen Brothers A5166COMP
Rotating tower for sailboats A5166COMP Allen Brothers

Mainsheet Jammers Allen have spent many hours of research and development with various boatbuilders to perfect...

14 products RWO
RWO R1975
Rotating tower for sailboats R1975 RWO

Description:Swivel Base 76mm Ratchet & Cleat Category:Cleats Subcategory:Swivel...

RWO R3640
For sailboats R3640 RWO

Description:Camcleat 5-12mm Grippit Medium Category:Cleats Subcategory:Camcleats Type:Grippits Weight...

RWO SC220
For sailboats SC220 RWO

Description:Cleat Servo 22 6-12mm Category:Cleats Subcategory:Camcleats Type:Servo...

RWO R3620BT
Carbon for sailboats R3620BT RWO

Code:R3620BT Description:Carbocleat...

RWO R3621G
With fairlead for sailboats R3621G RWO

Description:Carbocleat 2-8mm Rear F/L Green Category:cleats Subcategory:Carbocleat Type:Carbo Weight...

RWO R5113
Sailing dinghy triple block with swivel / cam-cleat (max. rope : 6 mm) R5113 RWO

Description:19 Mx Triple & Cam Block Category:Blocks Subcategory:19...

1 products Barton Marine
Barton Marine 70XXX SERIES
For sailboats 70XXX SERIES Barton Marine

Manufactured from a composite Kevlar/Zytal material and available in 3 sizes to accept lines up to 14mm in diameter. This advanced material offers performance advantages over carbon fibre and conventional...

31 products Sprenger
Sprenger 35390 000 00
Rotating tower for sailboats 35390 000 00 Sprenger

Ball bearing base with long arm. Your advantages: 1. the fixing of the spring prevents a spreading of the spring to the block 2. stainless steel: spring, spring fixing, U-adapter, 2 screws and nuts 3....

Sprenger 37438 000 00
Rotating tower for sailboats 37438 000 00 Sprenger

Swivel base with rope guide and cam cleat HT13. Your advantages: strongly...

Sprenger 36695 013 63
For sailboats 36695 013 63 Sprenger

Material Hostaform C oder...

3 products USHIP
OH MARINE EQUIPMENT
For sailboats OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Our range of halyard stoppers...

OH MARINE EQUIPMENT 710617
Fiddle block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat for sailboats (max. rope : 10 mm) 710617 OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Our High Performance blocks are developed with emphasis on design and strength. The blocks have aluminium ball...

OH MARINE EQUIPMENT 710717
Fiddle block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat for sailboats (max. rope : 14 mm) 710717 OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Our High Performance blocks are developed with emphasis on design and strength. The blocks have aluminium ball...

OH MARINE EQUIPMENT 710621
Sailboat ratchet triple block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat (max. rope : 10 mm) 710621 OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Our High Performance blocks are developed with emphasis on design and strength. The blocks have aluminium ball...

OH MARINE EQUIPMENT 710721
Sailboat triple block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat (max. rope : 14 mm) 710721 OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Our High Performance blocks are developed with emphasis on design and strength. The blocks have aluminium ball...

OH MARINE EQUIPMENT 710624
Sailboat single block with swivel / becket / cam-cleat (max. rope: 10 mm) 710624 OH MARINE EQUIPMENT

Our High Performance blocks are developed with emphasis on design and strength. The blocks have aluminium ball...

12 products Master
13 products Garhauer Marine
13 products Nautos
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