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Old 04-11-2014, 05:05 PM   #1
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Robship Hook & Moor Boat Hook no float

Recently purchased the Robship Hook and Moor Boat Hook and I like the product. It is really cool and works great but NO FLOAT. In the advertising it states that it Floats, but mine does not. Fortunately I tired a line to it to test it and she just kept going down, down, down. Maybe mine sprung a leak? Anyone else experience this or does yours float?
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Old 04-11-2014, 07:13 PM   #2
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I didn't think they floated. Nowhere on the site I bought mine from or on the manufactures site does it mention floating. Where did you buy it from that claims it floats?
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Old 04-11-2014, 11:34 PM   #3
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Purchased mine from Defender. "Floats" is listed as a feature.
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Just checked Defenders website and their writeup says it floats. You may what to double check with them too make sure its not an error as other sites do not say that.

I will try ours with a rope attached for safety sake, don't want to lose it as it is great and makes picking up a mooring buoy super easy for us old timers.........
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I bet the rope was weighing it down. Maybe you should try throwing it in the water again without the rope just to make sure.
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Your original post really got me wondering as some website say that it floats and others say nothing. This afternoon I went to the boat and tried our fully extended, guess what IT FLOATS. On Saturday I sent an email to Robship in Sweden, this is the response......

Hi Mike,

All models float at any time if it coming from the present production.

If it says “Hook&Moor” on the rubber handle it is current production. If it says “Robship” it is previous version.
Current production have reduced weight and also dry silicone lubrication inside the alutube.

From previous versions the 3m model floats only in extended position. Not if it is collapsed. Other models float at any time.

The floating capacity is coming from the smallest tube, which is plugged but also from the air pocket in the biggest tube. So if the hook is extended the air pocket is big and the hook will float with head down and rear handle well above waterline.

If there is a leak in the smallest tube and/or the rear handle the hook will sink.

I recommend that if you drown the hook in seawater please flush with freshwater to reduce risk for corrosion. Let dry in extended position.

Good Luck with your hook!

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Old 04-15-2014, 08:28 AM   #7
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Your original post really got me wondering as some website say that it floats and others say nothing. This afternoon I went to the boat and tried our fully extended, guess what IT FLOATS. On Saturday I sent an email to Robship in Sweden, this is the response......

Hi Mike,

All models float at any time if it coming from the present production.

If it says “Hook&Moor” on the rubber handle it is current production. If it says “Robship” it is previous version.
Current production have reduced weight and also dry silicone lubrication inside the alutube.

From previous versions the 3m model floats only in extended position. Not if it is collapsed. Other models float at any time.

The floating capacity is coming from the smallest tube, which is plugged but also from the air pocket in the biggest tube. So if the hook is extended the air pocket is big and the hook will float with head down and rear handle well above waterline.

If there is a leak in the smallest tube and/or the rear handle the hook will sink.

I recommend that if you drown the hook in seawater please flush with freshwater to reduce risk for corrosion. Let dry in extended position.

Good Luck with your hook!

Eric Carlson
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Well that is interesting. I do appreciate your efforts and time. I am now eager to go to the lake to see if I have the "Hook&Moor" or the "Robship" Then I will try the different extensions....but still keeping a rope on it! Thanks again.
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Reminds me of the floating binoculars I bought. They only float with the strap on. So technically the binoculars don't float, the strap floats.
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I have seen this thing only in the discussions here so this idea may be out to lunch.

What about a corkline ,net top line float, float tied on a short loop to the pole. Try it first to be see there is enough floatation. The float hopefully stops it sinking and the loop allows hooking with your pike pole.
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An old trick with telescoping long-handled fishing nets is to fill the smaller tube with expanding foam. This allows the net to float handle up, extended or not. I wonder if it would be as effective with the previous models of the hook.

BTW, here's a link to a previous Trawler Forum thread on this product.

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