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Does anyone use mooring whips such as these from Barts? The only place for my Waverunner is dockside - I keep it in the water 1-2 weeks at a time so it won't be used for permanent mooring. I'm wondering exactly how these would hook up to the waverunner - on the bow and behind the seat? I'm concerned the line would chafe against the bow and seatback.



Dock Edge PWC Mooring Whips

Any other ideas for dockside mooring?
 

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I've seen boats moored with this type of device, but I think the way they have them shown in the photo would not work to keep the jet ski from bumping the dock. The way I've seen them on boats, the rods have a lower angle, with less line distance to the point they attach. I think you could change the angle and width so the line would clear the seat. You could also use one of the stern eyes on the back of the ski as a point of attachment.

I would not recommend leaving the ski for 1-2 weeks in the water (especially if it is not fresh), and if you are not going to be around to check the ski. Have you looked at the plastic floating-drive on docks? Another alternative would be the shore type of docking ramps: Roll-n-Go Shore Docking Systems, PWC Ramps, Boat Ramps, Pontoon Ramps
 

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There's no question the mooring whips would work to keep the PWC off of the dock, I'm just wondering how they'd attach to a waverunner without chafing the bow or the seatback. Maybe I just need a sleeve for the line to keep it from rubbing the seatback. Not sure about the bow...

I'm not concerned about leaving the PWC in the water for a week or two, the dock is in my back yard and the water is fresh and clear.
 

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I agree that the whips can keep the ski off the dock, but the ones that I have seen are always installed more like this photo:



The ones in your photo look too vertical, but I guess they might work.

The reasons the I don't like leaving the skis in the water, are: 1. that for most skis the bilge pump will not work unless the ski is on or runninig (some of the newer Yamahas I think have an auto bilge wired directly to the battery, but you may want to verify that is how yours works), and although a remote possibility you could sink the ski, and 2. Even in fresh water, you get crap growing on the bottom, and increase the chance for the fiberglass blistering with water exposure without bottom paint. Good luck.
 
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