Wrino Boat Mooring Hook - Everyones boat accessory must have!

16/06/2014

Boats are fun, a great way to relax, and just about as dangerous as an activity can get without involving falls from great heights. Aside from the obvious hazard of drowning, there are a whole range of nasty death-inducing injuries that can come about as a result of being crushed between a multi-ton yacht or cruiser and the immovable force that is the wooden/concrete pier it’s moored beside. So mooring is as important as it is difficult, for those new to the water, old and shaky or just clumsy.

The Wrino boat hook incorporates a number of innovations designed to make mooring your boat a whole lot easier. The whole mooring process can now be done from the safety of your boat!

The Wrino is being described as the world’s first combination boathook and boat mooring system. By adding several innovations to the classic boat hook the inventor believes that he’s created a boat hook that can be used to do all your mooring from the boat. No more jumping across to the pier, making multiple attempts to grab things with a tiny hook, breaking or losing boat hooks overboard!

The Wrino is made of two kinds of nylon plastic – injection moulded. Impact resistant UV stabilised nylon for the hook and flexible nylon for the yellow ‘rope handling clip’, held together with stainless steel screws. The whole thing, with pole and hook, weighs 600grams. The handle telescopes to 2200mm.

The elements of the Wrino are the two ‘rhino’ hooks, the rope handling clip, the lasso clip, the hidden snap-hook clip, and the telescoping handle. The rope handling clip is like a spinnaker clip but without ‘teeth’ internally. It’s also quite flexible.

The kind of functionality the hook can achieve is remarkable – for a video reference look at the site www.wrino.com and reference with the images below, from the inventor’s draft product brochure.

Then there’s the telescoping pole made of double anodized aluminium! He’s got a patent application in for this baby as well. Other telescoping poles tighten with a cam on a half turn or less, however when you lock these poles they will kick out to one side, and you end up with it not being straight. Hence, when you use the pole send off (which is not recommended for safety reasons, but people do it anyway) it’s kinked and not as strong. Also when you fully extend the pole it allows sand into the pole. You end up throwing it away.

Wright has put a revolving collar between the locking mechanism and the stopper and it does not jam. He’s designed his with dual helix threads to make it lock faster; Wrino’s telescoping handle has a double helix thread to bring the handle to a good, firm lock in one 360° turn

Wright also describes ways in which it could be used for getting small boats onto trailers quickly and easily without them floating away in the current – leading to ‘ramp rage’ – using the ‘snap hook clip’ on the boat through an eyelet on the boat. The Wrino also floats!

Peter believes that the Wrino has more to offer than just save tempers, fingers and lives at sea – it’s been suggested to him that it could be used as a lasso aid for grabbing animals.

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