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Hi, I found this on boat , alongside mooring pins etc, I don't know if it's anything boaty ! Can anyone tell me what it is , if anything ?

 

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It is a piling hook for mooring to piling, and alternative to the more common “nappy pin” type.

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1 minute ago, john6767 said:

It is a piling hook for mooring to piling, and alternative to the more common “nappy pin” type.

And a complete waste of space. Bin it.

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Ha, OK , makes sense now you say that, I will have to try it.

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4 minutes ago, Timx said:

Ha, OK , makes sense now you say that, I will have to try it.

 

But don't depend on it. As Tim says, they're useless.

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Ha thanks for answers, I will remember your advice as well.

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We have used them in the past with no problems, I prefer them to the 'nappy pin'

 

We use goat chains instead these days

 

Richard

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9 hours ago, RLWP said:

We have used them in the past with no problems, I prefer them to the 'nappy pin'

 

We use goat chains instead these days

 

Richard

Me too, had  nappy pins pulled out, never one f those.

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Four of them would make a handsome matched set of earings and cufflinks.

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4 minutes ago, JamesFrance said:

My boat came with these which look even more useless, anyone know what they are for?

 

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Mooring spikes. Perhaps the loop is to help pull them out

 

Richard

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56 minutes ago, RLWP said:

Mooring spikes. Perhaps the loop is to help pull them out

 

Richard

 

But surely hammering them in would cause the top to bend round on itself?

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1 hour ago, RLWP said:

Mooring spikes. Perhaps the loop is to help pull them out

 

Richard

The loop is to prevent the rope sliding off the top when the spike leans over, but you are correct, it does give you something to pull on when you want them out.

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13 hours ago, Timx said:

Hi, I found this on boat , alongside mooring pins etc, I don't know if it's anything boaty ! Can anyone tell me what it is , if anything ?

 

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They are not completely useless. We have three we keep as backup to Safety pins and goat chains. And Stakes/Pins.

 

Just in case you understand.

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12 hours ago, RLWP said:

We have used them in the past with no problems, I prefer them to the 'nappy pin'

 

We use goat chains instead these days

 

Richard

Chains for me every time.

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21 minutes ago, Mac of Cygnet said:

 

But surely hammering them in would cause the top to bend round on itself?

I didn't say they were good mooring spikes...

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I have had boats come loose with both nappy pins and those piling hooks in the OP, so neither design can be trusted. Also, they make a loud clanking noise each time a boat passes and the tension on the bow and stern mooring lines reverses. 

 

I think it should not be beyond the wit of man to design a mooring device to securely engage on the horizontal rail on piled banks. I can do it though, despite many hours of idle musing on how.

 

 

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38 minutes ago, Nightwatch said:

They are not completely useless. We have three we keep as backup to Safety pins and goat chains. And Stakes/Pins.

 

Just in case you understand.

Also if your single handed they come in useful for quickly mooring until you get your chains on.

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6 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

I have had boats come loose with both nappy pins and those piling hooks in the OP, so neither design can be trusted. Also, they make a loud clanking noise each time a boat passes and the tension on the bow and stern mooring lines reverses. 

 

I think it should not be beyond the wit of man to design a mooring device to securely engage on the horizontal rail on piled banks. I can do it though, despite many hours of idle musing on how.

 

 

Big U clamps and chains. :D Or a chain and a Carabiner.

 

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51 minutes ago, JamesFrance said:

They are well under a foot long and proper spikes were also supplied new with the boat.

You could use them to through the hole of your main pins at a 90° angle.  This will help your main pins from coming loose with the boat movement.

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5 minutes ago, Ray T said:

Big U clamps and chains. :D Or a chain and a Carabiner.

 

See the source image
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Well goat chins do the job perfectly well and very securely. 

 

I meant something as quick and easy to drop into the armco like a nappy pin, but actually and genuinely secure. 

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5 minutes ago, Mike the Boilerman said:

 

 

Well goat chins do the job perfectly well and very securely. 

 

I meant something as quick and easy to drop into the armco like a nappy pin, but actually and genuinely secure. 

Something Like...

https://www.uktoolcentre.co.uk/products/faithfull-deep-throat-g-clamp-200mm-8in-cap-85mm-3in.html

 

Basically drop over the Armco and then tighten up to secure

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