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Old 01-16-2016, 04:58 PM   #21
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Non of the docks I have used here in Australia have a bull rail so it would be useless to us .
Good point Gaston, I was thinking the same thing here in Oz, I don't think it would be of any use?

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Old 01-16-2016, 05:26 PM   #22
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Looks like it's priced perfectly for a west marine store shelf.
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Old 01-16-2016, 06:11 PM   #23
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A long with grabbing a bull rail, I have seen them work by tossing it completely over the dock and hooking the opposite side of the dock....
Might be tough on the boat parked the other side of the dock finger too.
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Old 01-16-2016, 07:01 PM   #24
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Never had the need, In my worse situation, threw a loop of line from the boat around the dock's cleat. Took all my strength to bring the boat to the dock.
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Old 03-14-2016, 12:52 PM   #25
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Admiral used it for the first time and she loves it! Throw the hook on the dock pull it, catches the bull rail, you now have a bow line tied.
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Old 03-14-2016, 03:11 PM   #26
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Few floats down here have bull rails too.
Should call the thing the Alaska Bull Line.

But why not just use a boat hook?
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Old 03-15-2016, 01:42 PM   #27
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Few floats down here have bull rails too.
Should call the thing the Alaska Bull Line.

But why not just use a boat hook?
You can also just toss it over the dock. Once hooked it acts as a bow line, enabling you to bring the stern to the dock.

Are you talking about those aluminum poles?
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Old 03-15-2016, 03:04 PM   #28
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FWIW, my Dad bought one for his Catalina 36. After he died I found it buried deep in the bowels of the boat, hardly used. I considered trying it out, but decided that lazarrette space could be better used by other things. Given the types of docks that I use here in the PNW, I never saw enough utility to warrant carrying it around. I still have it in the basement of my office.
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Old 03-16-2016, 09:58 AM   #29
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$175.00 really?
My thought exactly. It's a curved piece of metal covered with foam, for God's sake! You could probably make one for $5!
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Old 03-16-2016, 11:57 AM   #30
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FWIW, my Dad bought one for his Catalina 36. After he died I found it buried deep in the bowels of the boat, hardly used. I considered trying it out, but decided that lazarrette space could be better used by other things. Given the types of docks that I use here in the PNW, I never saw enough utility to warrant carrying it around. I still have it in the basement of my office.
Heck! I'll give you $40 for it.......

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Old 03-16-2016, 12:07 PM   #31
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My thought exactly. It's a curved piece of metal covered with foam, for God's sake! You could probably make one for $5!
Yes it is spendy, but it makes the Admiral happy, so the "boat boy" is happy.
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Old 03-16-2016, 12:43 PM   #32
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I'm glad I got up this morning to read TF. I have jone on board, didn't know what it was for! I've moved it half-a-dozen times. Thought of giving it away. Guess I'll put my Riata away & use the dock, bull rail, dock cleat, grabber-upper to toss around. There are some bull rails around here, not many that I've seen. Mostly dock cleats. I tried tossing it at a cleat once. No bueno. Gave up on it.
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I'm glad I got up this morning to read TF. I have jone on board, didn't know what it was for! I've moved it half-a-dozen times. Thought of giving it away. Guess I'll put my Riata away & use the dock, bull rail, dock cleat, grabber-upper to toss around. There are some bull rails around here, not many that I've seen. Mostly dock cleats. I tried tossing it at a cleat once. No bueno. Gave up on it.
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I've seen these used a couple times by two boaters passing through and docking next to me. They were single handing, older men who were in no hurry, looked like they knew their stuff and had worked out their routine. One 80+ year old gentleman had his wife in a wheelchair in his salon! They came up alone from Seattle and had made the trip several times by his account!
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I just had lunch with my Mom. I asked her about the Easy Docker and she said that they used it a fair amount. Primarily when coming into a dock with a wind or current forcing them away from the dock. She said they would use it amidships to hold them in while getting a bow and stern line attached.

I asked her how it worked on dock cleats as well as bull rails. She said all you have to do is toss it beyond the cleat and then pull the line so that it passes under one of the horns. She said it was easy, but then she has always been (and still is) a lot more talented than I.
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Try throwing it over the dock. This works well when you have small cleats
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Old 03-16-2016, 05:18 PM   #37
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I just had lunch with my Mom. I asked her about the Easy Docker and she said that they used it a fair amount. Primarily when coming into a dock with a wind or current forcing them away from the dock. She said they would use it amidships to hold them in while getting a bow and stern line attached.

I asked her how it worked on dock cleats as well as bull rails. She said all you have to do is toss it beyond the cleat and then pull the line so that it passes under one of the horns. She said it was easy, but then she has always been (and still is) a lot more talented than I.
It works well, I think. We use it more on our RIB than anywhere else. Jet RIB, light, easily caught by the wind, no thrusters to fall back on. Sometimes it's very nice to be able to grab something at the dinghy dock to hold oneself close.
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