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Docking Grappling Hook Thingy...
I am looking for a docking - grappling - hook thingy that I saw being used last summer.
It's about a foot long, and has an unusual bent shape. The folks that were using it tossed it on the dock and pulled on it so that it snagged on a cleat. They then ran the line to an amidships cleat on the boat and brought the boat nicely to a halt, using it as a spring line.
I asked them about it and inspected the hook. As I remember, it was vinyl coated, had some other type of padding, and was a commercial product.
I thought it was a great idea, and would like one of my own. Foolishly, I did not write down the brand name of the device, assuming it would be easy to find on the web. I have had no luck.
I imagine I could make one, but it was obviously a carefully engineered shape, and worked real well.
Has anyone seen one of these, and if so, do you know how I might get one?
If you've tried one, what do you think?
I appreciate your help!
P.S. This is my first new thread! I figure I was about due!
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