When the boat is tied up to the mooring ball we use the two cleats at the front of the boat. With the entire weight of the boat being put on these lines, we found that they quickly rubbed on and wore away our pretty toe rail finish. Not so pretty.
However, there is this dandy thing called a strake that is made to prevent this issue. Earlier this spring I sanded and resealed the areas around both cleats (admittedly not the ideal fix) and Ron put on the strakes before we launched the boat.
|No more rubbing here!|
For $16 I think this was a pretty good investment, and so far they're performing perfectly!