Sailing Canoe Mooring Line Whip
Category: Canoe, cruiser, mooring line, whip, docking, dock
Problem: I kept my sailing canoe moored to the side of the dock. When I left the rudder on the boat with the steering arm in place, it would be close to the dock when the canoe was moored. When I went to get into the canoe, as it was moving around, the steering arm was vulnerable to being caught on the dock or bumping up against the dock.
Action: To keep the stern of the boat and the steering arm away from the dock, I devised a short whip that would hook onto the mooring line and keep the stern of the boat and the steering arm at a safe distance from the dock no matter what movement there was in the canoe. Once I was in the canoe and ready to cast off, the last thing I would do would be to disengage the mooring line from the whip.
Result: It works well!
When idea was conceived: 10/4/13
How much time it took to develop: 1 hour
How much money it took to develop: None
Current status: Sold the boat.
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