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#575035 - 04/08/21 12:08 PM Boat Raft-up Product  
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Not sure if there are similar products out there, but haven't seen them.

https://thehookcups.com

I like the idea, if they are sturdy enough to hold up when some waves come rolling by, but at $400 they seem at least 2x what I would expect.

Anything else out there? It is a bit of a pain, depending on the other boat size, etc., to get bumpers lined up and to stay in place when rafting up, but not sure its $400 worth of pain...though that is cheap if a boat needs fiberglass work after getting banged up.


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#575039 - 04/08/21 08:58 PM Re: Boat Raft-up Product [Re: athiker]  
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Interesting idea but not sure i'd give $399 for it


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#575040 - 04/09/21 06:07 AM Re: Boat Raft-up Product [Re: athiker]  
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Looks like a calm-water solution, which you don't really need in calm water. I'm wondering how they perform when a decent sized boat wake comes along ?


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#575041 - 04/09/21 07:53 AM Re: Boat Raft-up Product [Re: athiker]  
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Was kind of thinking the same.


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#575042 - 04/09/21 01:55 PM Re: Boat Raft-up Product [Re: athiker]  
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Boat fenders are cheaper, do basically the same thing, and if one falls off the boat it won't sink to the bottom of the lake... wink

#575051 - 04/11/21 04:52 PM Re: Boat Raft-up Product [Re: athiker]  
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fenders and lines. Don't raft up anymore it seems. Sadly!


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#575056 - 04/12/21 07:06 PM Re: Boat Raft-up Product [Re: athiker]  
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This looks like a solution to a problem that was solved decades ago when someone invented fenders and dock lines.

$400 buys a lot of fenders and lines and like FR said fenders don't sink.

Looks like an item they would sell to millennials who just bought their first boat.


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#575063 - 04/15/21 12:49 AM Re: Boat Raft-up Product [Re: athiker]  
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Reson--tie a rope to each of these. Would keep it from going down.


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