Davis Instrument's DockShockle is a fast, easy way to add a shock absorbing element to dock lines. Available in black, the 12" DockShockle safely absorbs shock loads on smaller, lighter boats up to 40'. It features a patented line limiter and progressive tension design to ease constant or sudden shock loads. It also has a 316 stainless steel carabiner on each end to allow for quick, simple and easy adjustment.
DockShockle is made of 2,500 lb. test nylon webbing with an outer sheath of 3,500 lb. test tubular nylon webbing. This material is UV resistant to protect all internal parts. The webbing is 12" long. For optimal DockShockle performance, the ideal working slack in a line is 3 to 6". Like all line snubbers, DockShockle is used in line with the load.
For easy attachment to braided or twisted lines up to 3/4", Davis includes a pair of Mini-LineGrabbers. These create quick, secure attachments using a basic Prusik knot. Each Mini-LineGrabber measures 7" long with a sewn loop at each end.
Shockles products are US designed and tested to reduce shock loads that commonly occur around boats. On a dock or mooring line, tensions are constant from tidal surges, wakes, winds or currents, continually wearing on a line. By reducing shock loads with DockShockle, lines last longer and wear and tear to cleats is minimized.
By Terri Hodgson
The Heart of It all
As an attractive destination for sailors and cruisers alike, Midland Harbour doesn’t really have to try hard to impress; the waters of Georgian Bay attract yachts of all sizes from all over the globe. With a history steeped in lumber and boat manufacturing, Midland Harbour today is an integral part of a thriving town, boasting the largest freshwater marina in the world amongst its offerings. The hometown of Sarah Burke, Glen Howard, Adam Dixon and David Onley to name a few, Midland is the heart of the North Simcoe area, the centre of the neighbouring Georgian Bay communities.
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On a gorgeous sunny May evening recently, the Canadian Yachting staff were treated to an evening sail aboard Lynn and Pat Lortie’s Adamant 1, complete with delicious snacks and Lynn’s custom audio soundtrack, which may have taken us back a few years.
After a long winter and a cool, wet spring here in Midland, ON, it was such a welcome change to be out on the Bay on a calm, warm evening. Prior to setting out from the Midland Bay Sailing Club we enjoyed a glass of wine and a selection of appetizers that were all prepared using the Carnivore Club’s Meat of the Month box.
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Great performance in a versatile, modern design
For the Canadian Yachting readers who are not yet familiar with Beneteau’s broad range of power boat models, the Gran Turismo 35 may come as a bit of a surprise. Our test boat is a head-on competitor to the North American built express cruisers and the latest day boats that are coming on the market.
The GT35 has the style and amenities to match the best new designs in it’s size range, the stern drive power to deliver exhilarating high speed performance plus, it still adds in an overtone of Euro style.
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