The Hook & Moor boat hook threads lines through mooring balls and post rings by using the boat’s own mooring line for one-step tie-ups without using a messenger or guide line.
Hook & Moor, which also works as a standard boat hook, pulls the mooring line through the ring and back to the boat in one motion so you don’t have to reach far overboard. Available in several versions, retail prices range from $150 to $175. New England Ropes, Fall River, Mass., (800) 333-6679. www.neropes.com
April 2013 issue