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  • Dock Stix

    Saw these advertised and was wondering if anyone has used them and what are your thoughts?

    https://jewelbait.com/shop/details/d...kstix-set-of-2

    I am interested in your thoughts and wondering if I should try them
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    They seem that they may work if all the stars are aligned. #1 - Boat deck and dock have to be close to the same distance above water line according to their ad.. #2 - May not reach the cleats on every dock. I know the cleats on the different docks I use around here don't seem to have a uniform spacing or have some missing and it requires different lengths of line to tie up. If I interpet the picture right they may not work if you have to go 5 or feet to catch the second cleat. Plus I am thrifty and probably have 15 to 20 extra fenders I have found over the years hanging in my shop.
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    • #3
      Doesn't sound friendly to Tidal water...
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      • #4
        So many variables at work for any one thing to be the "magic bullet" of protection like that. Water is fluid and does rest...ever... So neither will your boat. And movement of any type spells bumping into the dock. You just hope the bumps are minor and don't leave a mark. JMHO
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        • #5
          look at dock whips. much more friendly in tidal areas or if there is a bunch of boat traffic
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          • #6
            I have the same style for my pontoon, have withstood more than a couple big wind thunderstorms flawlessly. Once you get used to doing it you tie off just as fast as going just ropes.

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            • #7
              I ordered a set of the Dockstix. Where I am at is a lake with very little water level fluctation. It is maintained at a constant level year round and I am tied to a floating dock. I will let you know how they work out.
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              • #8
                If they had a spring or elastic cord inside they might be better to allow for tide or water fluctuations?
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                • #9
                  The poster is not in an area that has tides or water level fluctuations.

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                    Originally posted by Harritwo View Post
                    I ordered a set of the Dockstix. Where I am at is a lake with very little water level fluctation. It is maintained at a constant level year round and I am tied to a floating dock. I will let you know how they work out.

                    So how are they working for you?

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