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LINEGRABBER IS A SIMPLE WAY TO CREATE ATTACHMENT POINT

A simple device makes line handling safe and easy.

Making an attachment point on a line without making a knot is simple. Boaters just need the LineGrabber from Davis Instruments. With a spliced and sewn loop at each end, it works by cinching tight around a line. The more tension that is applied to the LineGrabber, the more it constricts.

Compatible with any line up to 1″ in diameter, this handy tool is made of 1/4″ ultra-high modulus fiber and holds up to 2,000 lbs. This material is tough enough to grab a chain, cleat, pulpit or handrail, and strong enough to help unload a fouled sheet.

dav22582-x3hLineGrabber can be used to take tension off a jammed line, secure a rescue line, add a secure attachment point to a rail or stanchion, lead a static line in any direction, or grab chains and railings. Perfect for rafts, boats and kayaks, it can help secure an anchor or create a temporary mooring. In addition, LineGrabber can attach to harnesses, pulleys or gently to car tops where a loop is ideal to clip to.

Owners simply use a basic Prusik hitch to tie or adjust LineGrabber in seconds. For any size line from 1/2″ to 1″ in diameter, users loop the LineGrabber twice around and through itself each time. Cinching it tight then creates a strong, secure attachment point. For lines smaller than 1/2″ in diameter, the LineGrabber can be looped around three times.

Contact Davis Instruments, 3465 Diablo Ave., Hayward, CA  94545. 510-732-9229; Fax: 510-732-9188. info@davisnet.com; www.davisnet.com.

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Posted by on December 18, 2015 in Products

 

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Maintenance

FENDER ATTACHMENT STRETCHES FOR BEST PROTECTION

A simple device can help prevent those unwanted moments when the possibility of damage is present during docking maneuvers.

By Capt. Ken Kreisler

Here at the Boat & Yacht Report, we are always on the lookout for products that can enhance our boating experiences. I came across this one from Davis Instruments and thought it might be of interest to some of you who want an extra edge on protecting your boat’s hull and rails while leaving and getting into the dock.

There are various rope, strap and clip fender attachment products on the market, but none provide the stretch needed when a fender gets caught between the dock and boat while the boat is still moving forward. The Shockles FenderFriend from Davis Instruments is the first and only fender whip with a built-in shock absorber to receive the impact generated by fenders rubbing against the hull, dock or piling.

dav21842-x3hThe stretch protects both the boat and fender from damage. Keeping stanchions, rails and cleats from bending under pull, FenderFriend helps keep fenders in place while docking, or during surges and wakes when the boat is unattended

With no knots to tie, FenderFriend is incredibly easy to use. The quick-release NEXUS® NYLON buckle makes deploying and stowing fenders quick and easy. FenderFriend can be clipped to anything, including cleats, lifelines, stanchions and handrails.

It can be set to length for a standard docking situation and anyone can easily deploy the fenders. The adjustable buckle allows FenderFriend to be set to the correct length. Owners simply tighten or loosen the strap to adjust the fender height.

FenderFriend is available in two styles. Both the Twin-Eye and Center-Tube versions allow the strap length to be adjusted from 16-72″. Its tubular nylon webbing protects the elastomer from UV rays and abrasion. FenderFriend provides 12″ of shock-absorbing stretch.

Contact Davis Instruments, 3465 Diablo Ave., Hayward, CA  94545. 510-732-9229;
Fax: 510-732-9188. info@davisnet.comwww.davisnet.com

 
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Posted by on July 19, 2014 in Maintenance

 

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Equipment

logo_DI_reflxbluSometimes the most simple of ideas can make a really big difference. Davis Instruments, a privately held manufacturing company and developer of exceptional instruments for weather, marine, and automotive use, prides itself on innovative, high-quality products at reasonable prices. The company, headquartered in Hayward, California, has stood on its reputation for solid engineering and outstanding customer service for over 30 years. -Capt. Ken

SIMPLE PRODUCT REDUCES SHOCK LOADS

Every owner knows that constant, harsh shock on a boat is not only very annoying, but it can be dangerous. The consistent snapping and jarring of dock lines, anchor chains, tow lines and other rope and cable connections can put massive stress on cleats, railings and shackles affecting the entire vessel. Davis Instruments’ LineSnubber is a multi-purpose shock absorber for use on any boat. Its progressive tension design with internal stretch limiter reduces shock loads on dock lines, towing lines, tie-downs and preventers.

The LineSnubber’s patented design reduces shock to any line, cleat or ground tackle, including bow rollers and rigging because the further it stretches, the greater the return force. Noise from creaking, groaning dock lines or ground tackle is greatly reduced, while jarring is also minimized. LineSnubbers fit all sizes of braided or twisted dock lines from 3/8″ diameter up to 1″. One size fits all.

The Davis LineSnubber can mean the difference between damage and keeping your boat safe.

The Davis LineSnubber can mean the difference between damage and keeping your boat safe.

A simple clove hitch makes attaching, adjusting or removing the LineSnubber simple. Another easy way to attach the LineSnubber is with Davis’ LineGrabber. The LineGrabber works by cinching tight around any line.

The life of dock and anchor lines is increased by reducing chafe. The LineSnubber compensates for tidal surges and chop from wind waves.

When rigged properly, it keeps boats centered in the slip. The LineSnubber has many uses, including tender towing, boom preventer, boom tie down, spinnaker tack, anchoring and docking.

The LineSnubber is constructed from the toughest marine-grade shock cord, and covered with 100% nylon webbing for complete sun and abrasion resistance from end to end. The 316 stainless steel carabiners at each end make adjusting or removing LineSnubber a snap. For high-stress applications, users clip two side-by-side for double strength. The 20″ LineSnubber is available in blue or black.

           For more information, contact Davis Instruments, 3465 Diablo Ave., Hayward, CA  94545. 510-732-9229; Fax: 510-732-9188. info@davisnet.comwww.davisnet.com.

 

 
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Posted by on February 10, 2014 in Equipment

 

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