Cleat, Meet Rod Holder

This one-piece Accon Marine design serves double duty, saving space on the gunwales.

Accon Marine, rod, gunwale
Snagged lines are a thing of the past with this cleat and rod combo.Courtesy Accon Marine

Accon Marine has come up with a solution to many anglers' biggest frustration: cleats in the gunwale space where a rod holder would be ideal.

The company’s 6-inch Cleat/Rod Holder Combo is made of marine-grade 316 stainless steel and is designed to accept all standard fishing rods. Three models are available with 0-degree, 15-degree and 30-degree rod-retention angles.

On all models, the integrated cleat retracts flush, so fishing lines won’t snag.

Total gunwale space required for mounting is 7.57 inches in length by 3.74 inches in width by 8.38 inches in depth, making the combo unit a feasible choice for powerboats and sailing yachts alike.

Retail price: about $96 per unit.