The new Robship Hook & Moor Boat Hook helps thread lines through hard-to-reach mooring balls and post rings. Always ready, it allows the use of the boat's own mooring line for direct one-step tie-ups without using a messenger or guide line. It also works as a regular boat hook when the hook head is locked open.
The benefit of Hook & Moor is that it pulls the mooring rope through the ring and back onto the boat in one motion without having to reach dangerously far overboard. Just place the eye of dock line in the Hook & Moor carabiner, reach down and pull the hook right through cleat or mooring eye. Bring the dock line back towards boat and secure the line’s eye on the cleat.
The 6-foot hook will have a retail price in the range of $150, and the 9-foot hook will have a price in the range of $175. Product will be available through most major marine retail shops as well as online partners. (www.robship.com)