Karlyn Cleats:

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The Karlyn cleat represents an astonishing innovation in the mundane world of cleats, fairleads, etc. for boat line handling purposes. Kinetic Research cut the original prototypes in aluminum and bronze after synthesizing the surfaces from customer supplied IGES wireframe data. Subsequent prototypes were machined utilizing IGES surface files supplied by the customer from his Rhino Surfacing software. These kinds of successful data exchanges from disparate CAD sources are typical of many of the projects we deal with.


Bainbridge Island, WA - The Karlyn Cleat, an innovative, safety inspired cleat design from industrial designer Mark Adams, IDSA, for the Karlyn Group, LLC, has been honored with a Gold Medal in the 2001 Industrial Design Excellence Awards (IDEA).

Winner in the transportation hardware category, the Karlyn Cleat was entered as one of 1,260 products from around the world in the "Oscars of the Design World" annual competition - co-sponsored by the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and Business Week magazine. Designer Mark Adams will be honored in August at the annual IDSA National Conference in Boston, MA, together with the other 2001 winners, among them the 2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser and the Bombardier Islandia deck-boat. 

U.S. Patent 5,878,684 Euro. App.1 003 668, Can Pat Pend., Aust. Pat Pend. other patents pending.

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