A big help for mooring. - SailNet Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 5 Old 05-12-2012 Thread Starter
PCP
Senior Member
 
PCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,214
Thanks: 21
Thanked 105 Times in 88 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
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



MooR FasT (Marine) Limited.* * * * * * *
PCP is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 5 Old 05-12-2012
Junior member, rest old
 
msmith10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 497
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
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.

Mark Smith
1977 C&C 30 Mk 1 hailing from Port Clinton, Ohio
msmith10 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #3 of 5 Old 05-12-2012 Thread Starter
PCP
Senior Member
 
PCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,214
Thanks: 21
Thanked 105 Times in 88 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
Re: A big help for mooring.

Quote:
Originally Posted by msmith10 View Post
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/

Regards

Paulo

Last edited by PCP; 05-12-2012 at 11:35 AM.
PCP is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #4 of 5 Old 05-12-2012
Junior member, rest old
 
msmith10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus Ohio
Posts: 497
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 7
 
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.

Mark Smith
1977 C&C 30 Mk 1 hailing from Port Clinton, Ohio
msmith10 is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
post #5 of 5 Old 05-12-2012 Thread Starter
PCP
Senior Member
 
PCP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Portugal, West Coast
Posts: 16,214
Thanks: 21
Thanked 105 Times in 88 Posts
Rep Power: 11
 
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

Regards

Paulo
PCP is offline  
Quote Quick Reply Share with Facebook
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

By choosing to post the reply above you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.


User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mooring can I keep my boat on its own mooring mkrautha General Discussion (sailing related) 11 2 Weeks Ago 11:28 AM
Duarte Marine Makes Mooring Easy, Debuts First Single-Handed Mooring System - PR Web NewsReader News Feeds 1 10-06-2011 01:58 PM
do u pay for your mooring? Karletto General Discussion (sailing related) 12 09-19-2008 01:55 PM
Pile Mooring - Mooring Line Stretch? lrak Gear & Maintenance 2 06-12-2008 07:59 AM
mooring kms Seamanship & Navigation 9 02-08-2008 01:11 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome