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mk_deuce
04-08-2010, 06:07 PM
this is my first wakeboat and I havnt even got the chance to put it in the water after I bought it last year. I tie up to some 30ft bajas and it seems like the rear sides on my 07 mobius are gonna sit way lower than their boats. Ive got some 6.5x22 polyform bumpers but attaching the bumpers to the rear cleat looks like its gonna be a pain to keep it in between the boats. What bumpers do you guys use when tied up to other non wake boats?

Razzman
04-08-2010, 06:11 PM
What bumpers do you guys use when tied up to other non wake boats?

Can't really answer that particular question as i don't tie up to any non-wake boats as that's all my friends and family have. In fact i try not to tie up to any other boats at all but when i do I use Polyforms as well, but their 5.5" i believe with poly covers on them. Some people have used Hull-Hugger flat fenders that drape over the hull with success i think. But keep in mind that a lower hull next to a larger boat will always have the risk of rolling into it when rollers hit and i'm not sure even those will help.

mk_deuce
04-08-2010, 06:37 PM
yeah i saw those flat hanging fenders. they would protect great from the top to bottom but at only 2.5 inches thick a light breeze would crush those flat between 2 boats.

jester
04-08-2010, 07:03 PM
Hoppers are great to tie up to other boats.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2342878

This one is even better.

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3946436

Sled491
04-08-2010, 10:27 PM
I second the hoppers :D

you da man
04-08-2010, 10:47 PM
I second the hoppers :D

Hippity Hops and beer....could be interesting.

Sled491
04-08-2010, 10:50 PM
Hoppers, beer, sister in law, all a recipe to sleep on the couch :D

mk_deuce
04-09-2010, 10:20 AM
I may get laughed off the lake if I pull those out but I guess it's better than pissing everyone off when my low rubrail beats on their $90k baja's!

kaneboats
04-09-2010, 10:29 AM
What's wrong with custom made Disney bumpers?

Sled491
04-09-2010, 01:04 PM
You may get some laughs at first but, it won't be long before everybody is thanking you and rocking a set of there own.
Alway a good conversation piece too... Check out the balls on my boat!
Try it with a beer in your hand and a straight face! Always a crowd pleaser. ;)

Now that's funny, I don't care who you are :)

gus 08 mobius lsv
04-09-2010, 08:09 PM
so you guys use these balls instead of using fenders?

dusty2221
04-09-2010, 08:56 PM
Yes. You got it

yearround
04-09-2010, 11:53 PM
What number are we up to on the hippity hop vote? We use them all the time. Great between wakeboats with boards on the racks to keep from banging boards too.

viking
04-10-2010, 12:36 AM
OK - so they've always kept my kids happy! Now I guess I'll be borrowing them for daddy's boat :D

gus 08 mobius lsv
04-10-2010, 08:56 AM
alright i might have to try these out then but where do you get them that they aren't toy story or princess ones? being an unmarried guy with no kids kinda hard to explain to the guys why i have a pink princess hippty hop on my boat!

Sled491
04-11-2010, 12:57 AM
Shouldn't be that hard, just tell them you're getting intouch with your feminine side to help get more ladies on the boat :D

mmandley
04-11-2010, 12:35 PM
We use same hippity hop balls also.

moombadaze
04-11-2010, 06:42 PM
mines got balls-4 of them. :cool:

Sled491
04-11-2010, 08:24 PM
I feel and AC/DC song coming on :D

Sled491
04-11-2010, 08:31 PM
Ha ha ha ha ohhh, your killing me :D

kaneboats
04-12-2010, 10:30 AM
alright i might have to try these out then but where do you get them that they aren't toy story or princess ones? being an unmarried guy with no kids kinda hard to explain to the guys why i have a pink princess hippty hop on my boat!

Just tell them that when they see what you do with those after dark they won't be laughing so hard.