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    Hook & Moor automatic boat hook - video and photo

    Hook & Moor automatic boat hook for threading lines through mooring balls and post rings. 37-second video:





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    I started to write a comment but decided it wasn't worth the effort. While I can see some potential uses for it if it had a larger eye and was made out of some very durable composite. For the use they are showing it is more of a gimmicky gadget for those who spend their weekends lounging on their boats moored in a harbor slip or partying while some hired harbor boy/girl polishes the bright work and teak.
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    Yup, the plastic and thin material they probably got wrong, but the concept is legitimate. This is good fodder for a homemade version of a beefier tool.

    However, knowing our guys, I would not be surprised if someone on this forum knows a specialty knot to accomplish this same goal.

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    There does seem to be a higher than average collection of knowledge flowing through this site.
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    It's construction reminds me of a telescopic tool for retriving high fruit & doing light pruning: they break easily.
    I do like the concept & it is the first thing moving(rope & hook) like a snake that i kinder like.

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    Actually Frank, "Bright work" on a boat refers to the varnished timber more so than polished metal surfaces. But I get your drift

    Cheers Phil

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    At their site I would question "forged aluminum" What the...maybe extruded. I agree it looks a bit flimsy but the hook and release concept is pretty good, not novel or great, imho. The video on their site shows a better slo-mo of the hook in various modes of operations.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 12bolts View Post
    Actually Frank, "Bright work" on a boat refers to the varnished timber more so than polished metal surfaces. But I get your drift

    Cheers Phil
    Yep I should have said brass and teak There was a guy on a local lake where I used to construct boat docks and repair marinas who made pretty good living sanding off and re lacquering the wood surfaces of several boats in the marina once in a while he would skull one over to the crane haul it out of the water give the hull a good cleaning then sand it down and paint it with anti fouling paint.
    Watching him use the rudder to skull a 45 footer through the harbor because the auxiliary engine wouldn't start was a sight to see the little 15 to 20 footers were nothing because many of them had dagger board keels. But the larger boats with fixed keels weighing upwards of 2 tons don't skull very well.


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