Taco Marine introduced its Transom Cross Tie device, which allows docklines to remain up and away from outboard motors when tying off at the stern, protecting the cowling during temporary docking situations. The portable 15-degree S-shaped 9-inch cleat design accommodates up to three-quarter-inch lines and features a patent-pending latch that makes docklines easy to insert. The unit fits securely in standard 1 5/8-inch open-bottom gunwale rod holders. The cleat comes in a brushed aluminum finish that matches most boat decors. This tie is not intended for permanent docking.