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Ocean, lake waterfront homes and canal properties encourage regular, active and extended boating. However, despite the convenience of waterfront living; passing water traffic, bad weather, tides and strong winds can take their toll on the most carefully secured vessel.
Tired of worrying about dings and marks that result from dock contact? There are several options to protect your boat from dock wear, besides fenders. Mooring Whips protect against dockside and seawall damage by pulling your craft away from the dock where wave, wind, wake, and tide action can damage it , while allowing the boat to move naturally with the water.
Taylor Made Products is one of the largest and most innovative suppliers of marine aftermarket products, including buoys, fenders, boat covers, bimini tops, dock and mooring products, flags, pennants and hardware.
Taylor Made has a variety of mooring whip options that service a wide scope of mooring challenges proposed by waterfront docking and moorage. Available in 8 - 18 ft. lengths for boats ranging from 12 - 56 ft. and weights up to 48,000 lbs., all models are sold as pairs and include hardware and mooring lines.
Taylor Made Mooring Whips, Standard, Premium and Marina Models
Designed for fresh and/or salt water use, Taylor Made Mooring Whips are designed to pull the boat away from the dock by applying continuous variable pressure between boat and dock, while spring lines keep the boat from moving out of position.
The Taylor Made line of mooring whips are manufactured from high-quality solid fiberglass, tapered to provide superior strength and the flex action needed to maintain a safe, convenient distance from the dock. Each rod incorporates an exclusive roller tip and whip cleat design that allows for easy retrieval of the boat for boarding and makes tie-off quick and hassle-free.
The dock-mounted whip bases are cast from a super-strong aluminum alloy, which is powder coated to prevent oxidation and keep them looking good for years in the harsh marine environment.
Standard Mooring Whips, Fixed Angle Base
Taylor Made Premium Mooring Whips
Taylor Made's Premium Mooring Whip comes with a unique Rocker Arm Base that lifts the solid fiberglass poles to the vertical position when not in use. Ideal for sailboats and larger, heavier or high profile boats and suitable for large salt water tidal areas, this model provides Mooring Whips for boats up to 56 ft in length and 48,000 lbs.
BoatGuard Mooring Whip
Sold under the BOATGUARD brand, Taylor Made also has a fine selection of economically priced mooring whips that are ideal for smaller boats on lakes and other protected waters. These mooring whips consist of large-diameter solid fiberglass poles designed to provide the spring action needed to keep the boat safely away from the dock.
Boat Mounted Mooring Whips / Towing Whips
The mooring whips attach to the stern of the tow vessel to pull and hold the tender 4 - 5 feet away. All kits come with two stainless steel flush mount bases, two solid fiberglass whip poles, and two whip cleats for line adjustment and whip lines.
Installation Basics for Taylor Made Mooring Whips
Properly installed, the Mooring Whip System will protect your vessel and the dock it is attached to. Taylor Made Mooring Whip Systems are delivered with all of the materials necessary to install the system to a standard dock. The 3 or 4 step process of installation is very simple.
Some models require assembly of the whip, which is bonded together with an epoxy provided in the installation kit (Top and Bottom sections).
1. Carefully read the manual to assure this process is done correctly.
2. Installation of the bases and whip poles
Drill the holes in the dock for the stainless steel fasteners provided (bolts, nuts and washers) which are standard for 2" x 6" decking.
3. Set your dock lines
Two "spring lines" (supplied) will keep the boat from moving fore and aft along the dock and should be the length of the boat. Two "breast lines" (supplied) determine the distance the boat will ride from the dock and should be long enough to keep the boat 3 - 5 feet away from the dock (and never less than 1-1/2 times the tidal change). The "spring" and "breast" lines will form an under and over-lined "X". To function properly, it is important that all dock lines have equal tension with no slack when the boat is moored.
4. Set the Whip lines