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Old 09-02-2022, 10:13   #1
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Davis Rocker Stopper (Each) Round Orange Plastic Disks off Port and STBD

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Rocker Stopper are round orange disks durable plastic that hand four or five above each as flopper stopper devices hang off side of boat midships port/stbd. Has anyone used them to good effect>>>>????

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Re: Davis Rocker Stopper (Each) Round Orange Plastic Disks off Port and STBD

My problem with those is where one will store a stack of them when underway.
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Re: Davis Rocker Stopper (Each) Round Orange Plastic Disks off Port and STBD

I have a set on board (4 cones and about 12 lbs of weight per side). They do work, but not as well as the fancier flopper stopper setups available (the plate style devices). And yes, they're a pain to store. They're also a bit challenging to retrieve without smacking the hull or hurting a shoulder at times.
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Re: Davis Rocker Stopper (Each) Round Orange Plastic Disks off Port and STBD

Storage. They stack, obviously. You can keep them in an anchor locker.


Yawing. You can also deploy them from the bow or a few feet forward on the rode to discourage yawing. It slows the swing about 30-50%. Double duty.


Recovery. Walk forward to where the hull has more flare. Very easy. And that is where the anchor locker is.
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Re: Davis Rocker Stopper (Each) Round Orange Plastic Disks off Port and STBD

Yrs ago we used Galv Dustbin lids on rope with weights under.
fastened off on Kite/running poles either side of mast, tied down to side rails.
Worked well.
Some cut out centres. added a webbing hinge to stabilise them on the rise.
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