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Old    H2O Pro Accessories (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-15-2008, 9:18 AM Reply   
I'm looking to see what you guys are using to protect your boat when your hooked up to other boats. We have a crew going out to Crab island in Destin, FL. this Memorial day weekend.. and I dont want to mess up the new X2.... I appreciate all info guys.
Old    Brit Rider (brit_rider)      Join Date: May 2004       05-15-2008, 9:27 AM Reply   
Fenders.. Every boat should carry 4-6 on board as a matter of basic equipment.
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-15-2008, 9:30 AM Reply   
i haven't personally tried them, but a lot of people use the smaller sized hippidy-hops from toys-r-us. they're like $20. i plan on buying a couple for my summer road trips to try them out. i also have the smaller sized white fenders from boaters world that work okay, but not great.
Old    Shane (shane97210)      Join Date: Jan 2007       05-15-2008, 9:51 AM Reply   
toys r us hippidy hops. they are only actually ilke $10 and softer material that won't scratch gelcoat.
Old    Nate (mammoth)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-15-2008, 9:58 AM Reply   
Another vote for the Toys R Us balls. They are easy to blow up without any kind of pump so they store nice and small. Cheap, readily available, and give more seperation than most bumpers.
Old    Dave (millerda31)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-15-2008, 9:58 AM Reply   
We use these....(Hippity Hops, not the dog).

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Old    Joseph Puckett (jpuckett)      Join Date: Apr 2005       05-15-2008, 10:47 AM Reply   
Do you just put them on the rope between the two boats and let them float in the water?
Old    H2O Pro Accessories (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-15-2008, 10:49 AM Reply   
they guys are going to give me heck about this..... it's all they have at toys-r-us.... oh well...Upload
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-15-2008, 10:53 AM Reply   
do the hipity hops... people will laugh for a bit and then i guarantee all your buddies will have them.... protect the boats so much better and they are cheaper... you can even let the air out if you need storage space....
i will never go back to real bumpers... if i had a white boat maybe
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-15-2008, 11:20 AM Reply   
diggs, do they leave marks at all?
Old    Dave (millerda31)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-15-2008, 11:44 AM Reply   
I've left mine tied up overnight at a marina and they left no marks. I have a white MB.

I was concerned that they might pop rubbing all night so I used regular bumpers as backups. They didn't pop or lose any air. I use them all the time.

When tying up side by side with another boat we use those short elastic dock lines from Straightline. One on the front cleat and one on the back cleat with the hippity hop in between.





(Message edited by Millerda31 on May 15, 2008)
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-15-2008, 11:53 AM Reply   
I have never thought about the hippity hops like this before. I guess a visit to Target or Toys-R-Us is in order now... Great idea guys. :-)
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-15-2008, 12:03 PM Reply   
thanks Dave, i'll go pick some up

18in'ers right?
Old    Dave (millerda31)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-15-2008, 12:08 PM Reply   
I don't know the size. I have the Lighting McQueen ones as Sean posted above.

Credit to PDXWake for this idea.

(Message edited by Millerda31 on May 15, 2008)
Old    H2O Pro Accessories (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-15-2008, 12:24 PM Reply   
I would think they are roughly 18 inches.... they are rated for small children... so they cant be very large. I like the idea that they are of size and will space the boats off a fair amount.
Old    H2O Pro Accessories (h2oproaccessories)      Join Date: Sep 2007       05-15-2008, 12:26 PM Reply   
the only reason I could see them leaving marks on your boat would be.... if you left them in the sun and the sun started to break them down.... I know you can get a powdery film on plastics and such.... that would be the only way to get marks on the boat. Most of the time the only sunlight they would get is when your on the boat.... so i dont ever seeing it being a problem... shouldnt be enough sunlight to do anything to them when you look at it that way.
Old    Dizzy Jenkins (dizzyj)      Join Date: Jul 2003       05-15-2008, 12:30 PM Reply   
hmm..I might have to try one of those. I carry a g6 in my boat because of where the tower mounts. any normal sized bumper wont protect other boats, but that takes up a ton of room that I dont have to spare.
Old    David Bell (dabell)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-15-2008, 12:33 PM Reply   
dj, sounds like you can deflate them after you are done and when you need them, pray that you have a lot of hot air. :-) j/k but, ppl seem to say that deflating them will work.
Old    Dave (millerda31)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-15-2008, 1:16 PM Reply   
Very easy to inflate/deflate. We carry a little 12v air pump that plugs into the outlet on the dash. ten seconds tops to fill and not much more to let the air out.

Really, for $10 a pop you can't go wrong.
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-15-2008, 1:19 PM Reply   
dave, where you finding them for $10?

been searching no luck...
Old    Brett Yates (polarbill)      Join Date: Jun 2003       05-15-2008, 1:39 PM Reply   
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2342878
Old    Bruce Mac (brucemac)      Join Date: Dec 2005       05-15-2008, 3:10 PM Reply   
lol, sweet! thanks!
Old    Bryce Collins (bltcollins)      Join Date: Feb 2007       05-15-2008, 3:31 PM Reply   
They have them here for $11.99 (small), different colors, and the total shipping is only $3 or so for entire order. Pics weren't coming up so I assume the were similar to the ones on the home page. Never thought of this, great idea. Funny thing is my kid actually has one of these things.


http://www.jumpingballs.com
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       05-15-2008, 7:01 PM Reply   
Another vote for hippity hops. And with a name like that the ladies cant help but flock. No seriously after hanging out with the pdx crew I was sold. Best 40 bucks you will ever spend. I've been tied up with some serious rollers coming in with out problem. Plus we use them to mark off a swimming area when we are anchored off the beach keeps the kids more than busy!
Old    Twitch Hambling (themxercr85)      Join Date: Jul 2007       05-15-2008, 9:18 PM Reply   
I use these to determine whether i should really look out for a boater, bumpers hanging out = stay the hell away from them. And if you add the machyo man in his big cobalt its even more get the hell outta the way haha
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-15-2008, 10:39 PM Reply   
newty.... we missed you and your big hippity hops tonight.... another successful use of them...

you can actually blow them up by mouth if you want, but yeah you can make them huge with a mini compressor. they will definitely protect your boat, but if you tie up a lot and have a black (or colored) boat it will leave a scuff that is buffable at the end of the season. most marine bumpers scuff my black gel coat real bad.....not these
Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       05-15-2008, 10:44 PM Reply   
We went out today in the couve. I had to work @ 6 pm we finished up early. There was no mention of a get-to-together on pdxwake.. Whats up widat?
Maybe your just weeding out the garbage. I get it.. no really.. its cool.
Old    Diggs (pdxWAKE) (tyler97217)      Join Date: Aug 2004       05-15-2008, 10:47 PM Reply   
How many hippity hops can you spot.... see none... but every boat in this pic has them...
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Old    Newty (newty)      Join Date: May 2005       05-15-2008, 11:07 PM Reply   
K I read a little closer and there is only 4 pages on PDX regarding whos riding. Prolly not enough.

(Message edited by newty on May 15, 2008)
Old    Michael O (2007_x2)      Join Date: May 2007       05-15-2008, 11:28 PM Reply   
i have an 07 X2 and i added a 3rd set of cleats under the window
Old    eric ivey (ericlee)      Join Date: Apr 2007       05-17-2008, 6:48 PM Reply   
I was a lil skeptical of the hippity hops but I went to toys r us this morning and tried out a couple and they are by far the best bumpers ever. I had normal bumpers last year and these are incredible. We tied up to 2 other boats today and they were so much better than the old school bumpers. I would tell everyone to make sure they get these and use them. You can deflate them so they dont take up much room . I will be goin to toys r us to get another 2. PLus the cars theme and sponge bob square pants is a conversation starter...lol
Old    rG (canecorso)      Join Date: Aug 2007       05-17-2008, 7:56 PM Reply   
mike I agree the cleats in the front and back on the x2 are worthless without putting a fender by the racks, makes me wonder why they didnt put one there... }
Old    Tanner Russell (tanner)      Join Date: Oct 2005       05-17-2008, 9:57 PM Reply   
"How many hippity hops can you spot.... see none... but every boat in this pic has them... "

Here's one... What's my prize???



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Old    Bryan (westsiderippa)      Join Date: Dec 2006       05-17-2008, 10:26 PM Reply   
mine are from west marine. there a little over size but they work great. not cheap though.Upload
Old    Dave (millerda31)      Join Date: Dec 2004       05-18-2008, 11:40 AM Reply   
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