Originally Posted by jimgo
Med, have you seen Snap Fittings | PVC Snap Fittings
The docking stick looks like a piece of PVC pipe with one of the double-sided fittings (about half way down the page) attached.
I haven't seen those snap fittings before, and thanks for that link. I may use them in some projects in the future. PVC can be a fun and cheap medium to play with....
Having said that, even though the docking stick is pretty easy to reproduce/copy I didn't think of the idea myself and I feel obligated to buy it from them to support their intellectual property rights. The fact that it's simple is both a negative for them (too easy to copy) but a positive for the user, ie simple is good.
Nice to hear people like the WM boat hooks. They're easy enough to obtain. I've eyeballed the pain rollers before and may have to look at them again.