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  • Grappling hooks needed for docking with bull rails.

    I need two really strong grappling hooks

    The challenge is that I need a docking solution for places with bull rails.

    I need to be able to toss a grappling hook onto a dock that has bull rails and pull my boat into the dock.

    Has anybody seen anything out on the commercial market?
    Kevin Sanders
    Bayliner 4788 Seward, Alaska
    Map where I am right now
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  • #2
    I have one on my boat bought it at Seattle boat show years ago I look for a brand name tomorrow
    hows Cordova last time I as there someone broke into my Helicopter and stole my Revo sunglass
    many years ago
    cheers
    Ro
    ktn

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    • #3
      Originally posted by RDH3818 View Post
      I have one on my boat bought it at Seattle boat show years ago I look for a brand name tomorrow
      hows Cordova last time I as there someone broke into my Helicopter and stole my Revo sunglass
      many years ago
      cheers
      Ro
      ktn
      Thanks!

      Cordova s a wonderful little fishing town. I hiked the entire town today, up hill, down hill, little side streets, the whole thing. Had a Great time.

      Had some wonderful Nachos at Baja Taco and cruised a really well stocked marine store, that cateres to the commercial fleet.

      Need a 4” stainless steel ball valve, you can get one here!
      Kevin Sanders
      Bayliner 4788 Seward, Alaska
      Map where I am right now
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      • #4
        There are a few options on Amazon - both stainless and galvanized.
        John Shade
        1986 Marinette 39 Sedan
        twin 454 Crusaders 350 HP
        Ohio & Muskingum Rivers

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        • #5
          Can’t you find a salmon dinner in Cordova? Had to settle for tacos? lol
          Azzurra
          Seattle, WA
          Ocean Alexander 54

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Tiltrider1 View Post
            Can’t you find a salmon dinner in Cordova? Had to settle for tacos? lol
            Probably, but it would have been year old Salmon!
            Kevin Sanders
            Bayliner 4788 Seward, Alaska
            Map where I am right now
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            • #7
              Kevin take a look at this throwable docking hook. I have not tried this device but it looks effective.
              http://alumafabinc.com/product/ez-docker/
              1992 4588 Bayliner
              Out-A-Site
              Twin WO6 TI-250 Hp Hino

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              • BobHicks
                BobHicks commented
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                At $175 US that is awfully expensive. Definitely not worth the money to buy it and then get it to me in Nanaimo Canada. I would be looking at over $225 Cdn. I see Amazon.ca has a number of grappling hooks under $50 that look like they would be suitable.

            • #8
              Originally posted by knuckelbuster1 View Post
              Kevin take a look at this throwable docking hook. I have not tried this device but it looks effective.
              http://alumafabinc.com/product/ez-docker/
              I haven't used it personally but have heard anecdotes that it's as effective as anything others have tried.

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              • #9
                You Alaskan men are a rough and tumble lot. How about using a harpoon gun and a winch! LOL. Ok i’ll Knock off the bad jokes.
                Azzurra
                Seattle, WA
                Ocean Alexander 54

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                • #10
                  Originally posted by Tiltrider1 View Post
                  You Alaskan men are a rough and tumble lot. How about using a harpoon gun and a winch! LOL. Ok i’ll Knock off the bad jokes.

                  Well, I tried the harpoon out, but ended up paying to patch the boat across the dock. I guess I aimed too high.
                  Kevin Sanders
                  Bayliner 4788 Seward, Alaska
                  Map where I am right now
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                  • #11
                    Here are the ones from Amazon. Has anyone tried this out?

                    The idea is that I’ll tie a line to a couple of these and have it ready. When I pull into a dock with bull rails i can just toss it onto the dock and that way I’ll have a way to keep the boat pulled into the dock while I secure lines around the bull rails.



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                    Kevin Sanders
                    Bayliner 4788 Seward, Alaska
                    Map where I am right now
                    https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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                    • #12
                      I'm thinking about the same case for solo, but that looks sketchy to me, pretty easy to see a really bad accident

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                      • #13
                        Biggest treble hook I've ever seen! Going for a Great White?
                        Destiny
                        Bayliner 5288
                        Port Ludlow, WA

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                        • ksanders
                          ksanders commented
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                          Yep, a big white male beluga whale!

                      • #14
                        Here is how it came out. The hook is much larger and of better quality than expected.

                        I spliced a 25’ length of 1/2” line to the hooks and will have them at the ready when docking at a unfamiliar dock

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                        Kevin Sanders
                        Bayliner 4788 Seward, Alaska
                        Map where I am right now
                        https://share.findmespot.com/shared/...j23OquWOj2N3Xe

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