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If you found this blog via a link from a cruising site ~ we did cruise Mexico on our Ocean 49 cat for a season. See the first text box on the right for links to our preparations, trip down Baja, life in Mexico, cruising and trip back up to SoCal. Unfortunately we are back to the grind in the USA...

Friday, September 12, 2008

New Tree Product!

When you own a monohull and are anchored in a rolly anchorage, you will often put out what is called a "flopper-stopper".
A piece of equipment you hang off of your boom on one side of the boat in the water to keep you from rolling back and forth.
Sometimes they are two pieces of plastic framed in metal that open and shut like a barn door.
Sometimes they are a group of plastic "Mexican Hats" that are spaced along a long line.

Apparently they now have flopper-stoppers for trees.Someone must have been concerned about this tree being planted in a rolly sidewalk during Tropical Depression Lowell.


judith said...

Interesting, I'd like to see those little Mexican Hats in action.

Ray and Lucy said...

So my "Chinese" hats finally washed up on shore in LaPaz! Go figure.

Jim and Heather on Meerkat said...

Chinese Hats ~ Mexican Hats. I didn't think I had the name right. We had the barn door style on "Thistle". That boat rolled like a pig. Sometimes we would put two out - one off the stern.
And we would roll there and watch "Capricorn Cat" sit perfectly still. So, let's sell the roll like a pig boat and buy a flat one. Saved us from having to buy a new flopper-stopper.
Where did you guys lose your hats?

judith said...

Hmmm, I guess that's something to consider when purchasing a boat... will this thing roll like a pig?