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A big help for mooring.

I did not have tried it yet, but I am so sold out to the idea that I have commanded one. It can give some help to tie a boat to a pontoon but I want it really for getting those damned buoys.

On the Med, because the tides are almost nonexistent they don't have almost any slack ant it is impossible to pull it to the deck to pass a cable so in some cases you just have to take a bath or go there with the dinghy to tie the boat.

This seems to be a great help...and they give it a lifetime warranty



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Re: A big help for mooring.

The "Happy Hooker" is the same thing- been around forever. It does work but it's the plastic version I had broke and I won't replace it. They make a stainless steel version- for a little over $600. For that kind of money my wife can swim a line to the mooring buoy.
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Re: A big help for mooring.

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The "Happy Hooker" is the same thing- been around forever. It does work but it's the plastic version I had broke and I won't replace it. They make a stainless steel version- for a little over $600. For that kind of money my wife can swim a line to the mooring buoy.

I would not have bought it for that pricebut I have to say it looks good. Hard to understand why is so expensive.

You are right is pretty much the same thing:





The one I bought cost about 40€, it is only a head.



Fits on the swobbit pole and that way with the same pole I will have several instruments, that one, several brushes and a boat hook. The pole is also a telescopic one that can go to 2.75m and my experience says that is very handy to catch halyards that inexplicably go up on the mast

As space is something precious on a boat and a pole is something not very practical to store, it seems a pretty good idea to me.

The head and the swobbit pole are sold by Plastimo.

http://swobbit.com/shop/

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Re: A big help for mooring.

The plastic version is around $70-80. It's only the stainless steel that's outrageously expensive. If the plastic one held up it would be worth it, but mine broke after little use and I won't trust it again. If you trust the warranty, go for it!. It did work as advertised.
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Re: A big help for mooring.

The one they sell in Europe looks bigger than the American one (look at the pole diameter versus size). The design seems also better in what regards resistance, I mean the plastic is not flat but has interior frames to provide more resistance.

I am going to try and I am going to use it plenty this summer. If it will survive I will try not to forget to post about it

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