In a perfect world we'd all race on boats without a single cleat or chafe guard with which to catch spin gear. Sadly this is not the case. I race on two programs with cleats at the bow for mooring and they are a constant source of aggrivation when racing.
I've seen boats with bungeed rubber covers on the bow but, search as I may, I can't find any online. Does the larger SA Universe know where they can be found? Do they have to be custom made? My hope is that there's an online retailer who sells them but so far I'm striking out. Both owners has said they'd buy in if I could find any but so far it has been a fruitless search.