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Old 01-27-2018, 01:18 PM   #1
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Hi does anybody use this rocker stoppers from west marine ? They work ?
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We used them on our sailboat for 10 years and loved them. We stacked six of them about 10” apart with a 25 lb lead on the bottom to help with recovery. We did boom them out. Hard to beat for the price.
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We used them on our sailboat for 10 years and loved them. We stacked six of them about 10” apart with a 25 lb lead on the bottom to help with recovery. We did boom them out. Hard to beat for the price.
Thank you , is good to know that they work, do you use 6 on each side or 3 and 3, and are you using wiskers (boom) on both sides?
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Larry how long was your “boom”?
Got a pic of the boom and rig really handy?
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Thank you , is good to know that they work, do you use 6 on each side or 3 and 3, and are you using wiskers (boom) on both sides?
Six on one side. The hats where maybe 6-8’ off the beam.

A sister ship of ours installed a Magma-Marine system and it gives it great reviews. Forespar also sells one that a lot of Norhavn’s had installed.

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Larry how long was your “boom”?
Got a pic of the boom and rig really handy?
Sorry no pictures. With the boom, which was 20 plus feet long, the hats hung maybe 6-8’ off the beam. I used polypropylene line. I wanted stretch to smooth out the action. It was pretty remarkable how effective they were.
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Anther quick fix if you have a mast and boom....

Hang your dingy off to one side and pull it up till light on the water.

Yes you will roll a bit in that direction, nearly the same as flopper stoppers, but the return roll gets shortened up significantly if your dingy weighs a couple hundred pounds or so.

Not roll elimination, just reduction.
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Larry,
And that was probably 20’ from the gunnels. Hang my lunch box out that far and great results will be had. The illustration has them hanging on the gunnels.

We have a ss box like damper (for one side) that I’ve not used. Mostly because in Alaska most all anchorages are completely protected and there’s no need for roll reduction. Only one time that we had waves in an anchorage that I can recall. The tide came in and opened up the outer waters (Dixon Entrance) to the back of Very Inlet. Haha but we had the wind on the nose.
But now that we’re in Wash State we won’t be so lucky.
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Eric: What I meant was 6-8’ from the gunnel (there’s a word I haven’t used for a while). lol
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Funny, I knew what you meant....
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OK Larry,
Mine is similar but haven’t felt the need yet.
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Use the Magma stainless steel flopped stopper. Much more effective
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