The one I kept for myself was slightly chipped, but not enough to hinder its use. I bought them for our boat-owning children. Only get them if you and your giftee know what a cleat is on a boat. The handle is unique but feels good in my hand.
Door County, Wisconsin
These mugs are quite nice. Good weight, not too heavy. Really cute.
Lighthouse Point, FL
These are really well made and really cute. They are larger then I anticipated, which is not a bad thing! My parents are going to love these when they are on their house boat!
Great product, great company!
Grand Rapids, MI
A long time friend who races kayaks and canoes loved these mugs I sent as a birthday gift recently so much he filled one with morning coffee as he prepared his kayak for a run on the Mississippi River. He told me the cord loosened as the wind picked up and his boat began diverging from the dock side, which if he let it go, would have rushed down the river too fast to grab and probably would have cracked severely from hitting a rock or post. Thinking quick he picked up his new cleat mug, shoved it in a hole in the wood dock and just before the end of the boat cord ran off the dock, grabbed it and tied it quick to the mug cleat. He said he was amazed it held long enough for him to pull the boat back to dockside and tie the other end for safety. Go Nautical Cleat Mugs!