Originally Posted by kellysails
We have used this product and love it! It creates a huge easy to use loop.
dockingstick.com - Home
(watch the video on cleat use)
For our 24,000 lbs sailboat the line and loop are composed of six feet of 3/4inch, 8 plait high quality nylon line. I would not want to go in any faster than 1kt though.
Interesting.... Most of the docking gadgets are total crap in my opinion. This one might be simple enough to actually work.... I have a lot more interest in single handed docking now that there's a kiddo aboard.
PDQ, the "magic line" as we call it, is about 15' long as to be long enough to reach the cleat easily but short enough to stop the boat before I reach the end of my slip. I was thinking of attaching it to a SS climbing bolt hanger and those are rated to 10K lbs. Surprisingly high loads you've calculated out there...