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Outdoors gear: The device that makes mooring simple

Boatstix, the invention of Kansas fishing guide Clyde Holscher, allows boats to easily be fastened to docks without risking damage.
Boatstix, the invention of Kansas fishing guide Clyde Holscher, allows boats to easily be fastened to docks without risking damage. Submitted photo

How many times have you struggled to attach your boat to a dock after a day on the water?

Clyde Holscher, a longtime guide from Topeka, had seen it happen many time.

That’s what got him to brainstorming about a device that would make the process easier. That’s how he came up with Boatstix, a new product that eases the docking problems.

Boatstix consist of 30 inches of PVC with a heavy-duty rope running through it. One loop attaches to the cleat on the dock, the other attaches to the boat. The PVC keeps the boat from getting too close to the dock and is especially helpful when a boater has to deal with a heavy wind or strong current.

The Boatstix are being sold through the website www.Boatstix.com. A set of two sell for $39.95 or $44.95, depending on their length.

Brent Frazee: 816-234-4319, @fishboybrent

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