What is the issue?Boat hooks are unwieldy and difficult to store on a yacht, particularly so the traditional strong and durable wooden boat-hook. Although more convenient, telescopic boat hooks are available, however they are not good for continuous or challenging use.
Why address this?If you continually use a boat hook, setting in place a safe and convenient location will avoid crew continually tripping over it or it being lost overboard.
How to address this?Set in place a pair of mounting fittings for the boat hook and attach them to a cap shroud as set out in figure 1, 2 and 3.
The fittings are made from stainless steel rings welded to ‘bulldog grips’ (alternatively known as ‘wire grips’ see figure 3). The bottom ring should be a snug fit for the head of your particular boat hook so it may sit securely in place when fastened down with a tight loop of shock cord. The top eye ring should be a larger ring than the bottom. This is to make it easier to thread through the top end of the handle from deck level.
With thanks to:Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.
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