|Publication number||US2811127 A|
|Publication date||Oct 29, 1957|
|Filing date||Oct 21, 1955|
|Priority date||Oct 21, 1955|
|Publication number||US 2811127 A, US 2811127A, US-A-2811127, US2811127 A, US2811127A|
|Inventors||Magnus P Palsson|
|Original Assignee||Magnus P Palsson|
|Export Citation||BiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan|
|Patent Citations (5), Referenced by (23), Classifications (7)|
|External Links: USPTO, USPTO Assignment, Espacenet|
Oct. 29, 1957 M. P. PALSSON MOORING HOOK 2 Sheets-Sheet 1 Filed Oct. 21, 1955 INVENTOR. MAGNUS P. Al-5$N ATTO 2N EY M. P. PALSSON Oct. 29, 1957 MOORING HOOK 2 Sheets-Sheet 2 Filed Oct. 21, 1955 INVENTOR. Mmuus P. PALSSON ATTOQNEY 2,811,127 MOORING HOOK Magnus P. Palsson, Wenatchee, Wash.
Application October 21, 1955, Serial No. 541,913
1 Claim. Cl. 114-221 ing hook which is adapted to be used for arranging a mooring line in engagement with a pole or removing the mooring line from the pole and wherein the mooring :line can also be used for engaging and disengaging a line from a buoy, cleat or the like.
A further object of the'invention is to provide a moor- .ing.'hook which will facilitate the movement of the mooring line to and from a boat or pole, cleat or pier as when a boat is being docked or when the boat is leaving the dock and whereby the handling of the mooring line can be accomplished more easily and safer even in inclement weather since the deck hand does not have to leave the boat when arranging the mooring line in engagement with the pole or other member.
A further object of the invention is to provide a mooring book which is extremely simple and inexpensive to manufacture.
Other objects and advantages will be apparent during the course of the following description.
In the accompanying drawings, forming a part of this application, and in which like numerals are used to designate like parts throughout the same:
Figure 1 is a perspective view illustrating the placement of a mooring line on a pole by means of the device of the present invention.
Figure 2 is a fragmentary perspective view illustrating the removal of the mooring line from the pole.
Figure 3 is a view illustrating the placement of the mooring line on a buoy.
Figure 4 is a view similar to Figure 3 but showing the next step in placing the mooring line in engagement with the buoy.
Figure 5 is a plan view of the mooring hook.
Figure 6 is a view taken at right angles to the view shown in Figure 5, and with parts broken away and in section.
Figure 7 is a fragmentary elevational view illustrating the pointed end of the hook.
Figure 8 is a sectional view taken on the line 8-8 of Figure 5.
Figure 9 is a sectional view taken on the line 9-9 of Figure 5.
Figure 10 is a sectional view taken on the line 10-10 of Figure 5.
Referring in detail to the drawings, the numeral 10 designates in its entirety the mooring hook of the present invention which includes an elongated cylindrical bar 11 that defines a handle. The handle 11 is adapted to be gripped in the hands 12 of a person 14 who may be a deck hand on a, boat.
United States PatentO Another object of the invention is to provide a moor- The mooring hook 10 further includes a body member 15 which comprises a shank 16, Figures 5 and 6. The 'handle or bar 11 is provided with a reduced diameter end portion 17, and the shank 16 of the body member 15 is also provided with a reduced diameter portion 18. A collar or sleeve 19 surrounds these reduced diameter portions 17 and 18 so as to help maintain the parts in *their proper assembled position. Extending from an end-of the handle 11 is a non-circular tongue 20 which "snugly seats in a correspondingly shaped groove or cutout 21 in the shank 16 of the body member 15 so that 'there will be no relative rotation between the handle and body member.
The body member 15 includes a curved or arcuate base portion 22 which has formed integral therewith or secured thereto, a pair of spaced parallel flanges 23 which definetherebetween a longitudinally extending recess or groove 24, Figures 8 and 9. An end of the body member 15 is pointed as at 25 as to facilitate the engagement of the device with a mooring line 26. The mooring line 26 may be provided with a loop 27 therein.
The body member 15 is further provided with a pointed lug 28 for a purpose to be later described, and portions of -'the flanges 23 of the body member 15 are cut away so as to define a shoulder 29, Figure 5.
' In Figure l the numeral 30 designates a portion of a pole which is adapted to have the loop 27 of the mooririg line '26arranged in engagement therewith. In Figures 3 and 4 the device of the present invention is being shown used for inserting the mooring line through a ring 32 on top of a buoy 31. v
Mounted on the handle 11 is a guide member 33 which includes a pair of spaced parallel flanges 34, Figure 10, and the flanges 34 define therebetween a groove or recess 35 for receiving therein a portion of the mooring line 26. The guide member 33 may be secured to the handle 11 by means of a suitable securing element such as the screw 36.
From the foregoing, it is apparent that there has been provided a mooring hook which will facilitate the handling of a mooring line such as the mooring line 26. In use of the loop 27 of the mooring line 26 may be arranged in engagement with the groove 24 of the body member 15 and with the handle 11 gripped in the persons hands 12, the loop 27 can be readily arranged over a pole such as the pole 30, Figure 1. Then, the mooring book can be moved from the solid line position of Figure 1 to the dotted line position of Figure 1 so as to leave 0 the loop 27 on the pole 30. Thus, the boat can be secured to the pole 30 without the necessity of the deck hand or other person leaving the boat.
In Figure 2 there is illustrated the use of the mooring hook of the present invention in disengaging or removing 5 the mooring line from the pole 30. Thus, initially the pointed end 25 of the mooring hook 10 is arranged in engagement with the loop 27 of the line 26. Then, the line can be readily lifted from the pole 30 by moving the parts from the position shown in solid lines in Figure 2 to the position shown in dotted lines. As shown in Figure 2, the lug 28 provides a support for the mooring line when it is being removed so as to prevent the mooring line from slipping down the handle.
In Figure 3 there is illustrated the use of the device in arranging the mooring line in engagement with a ring 32 on top of a buoy 31. Thus, the loop 27 of the mooring line 26 may be arranged in engagement with the groove 24 and then the end of the device can be inserted through the ring 32. Then, the curved base portion 22 can be arranged as shown in Figure 4 so that the mooring line can be pulled through the ring 32 whereby a boat can be readily fastened to the buoy such as the buoy 31.
With the present invention the deck hand does not have to leave the boat when manipulating the line. The mooring hook can be made of anysuitable material such as wood, metal, plastic or the like. The loop 27 may be arranged in the line 26 in any conventional manner. As
shown in Figures 3 and 4, the hook can be used for fastening a mooring line to a buoy by passing the'mooring line through a ring on the buoy. As shown in Figure 3, when the mooring line is being inserted through the ring 32, the user pulls in on the line to remove the slack from the line and then sticks the pointed end 25 through the ring 32. Then, the eye or loop of the .line can be engaged by the device as shown in Figure 4 so that it can be brought on board ship. As
previously stated, the device of the present invention can be also used for engaging or disengaging a mooring line from a-cleat.
The end of the hook is pointed as at 25 so as to facilitate the placement-of the device under a vrope when the rope or line is being removed from .a cleat or pole. The lug or pointed member 28 serves to hold the rope after it has been removed from the cleat or pole. .The flanges 23 hold the rope on the hook as shown in Figure 1 and the cutaway portion or shoulder 29 serves to mainline guide member secured upon said handle intermediate the length thereof. i I
tain the rope in the proper position adjacent to the body member. The tongue and groove 20 and 21 prevent the hook or body member from turning relative to the halldle. The clip or guide member 33 holds a portion of the rope 26 when it is being applied as shown in Figure 1 and in Figure 5 in broken lines. The lug 28 prevents the rope from sliding down the handle, as for example when the boat leaves the dock.
A mooring hook comprising an elongated handle, an arcuate shaped body member having a shank for securement to one end of the handle, said shank having a forwardly extending pointed lug, said body member having a pair of parallel flanges on the outer periphery thereof defining a continuous recess for receiving a portion of a mooring line, the terminal end of said body member being pointed, said flanges terminating in cutaway portions to define respective shoulders for selectively engaging a portion of the mooring line at times, said shoulders being positioned adjacent the end of the .handle and a mooring References Cited in the file of this patent UNITED STATES PATENTS 2,506,407 Bonding May 2, 1950 2,550,770 Calemmo May 1, 1951 2,610,584 Calder Sept. 16, 1952 2,730,985 Wingate Jan. 17, 1956 FOREIGN PATENTS 7 442,857 3 Great Britain Feb. 14, 1936
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|U.S. Classification||114/221.00R, 114/230.26, D08/372, 294/82.1|