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DR. SHRINK
TideMinders® Self-Adjusting Chafe Protection

$48.99

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Model # 8420671 | Mfg # WM-TMKIT

Self-adjusting Tideminder balls protect boat and lines

Protect your dock and mooring lines against fouling and chafing and eliminate the need to adjust lines during storms and tidal changes. Simply thread dock line up to 1"dia. through the Tideminder balls, secure with figure 8 knots to any size piling. The 3" x 2 3/4" balls move up and down with your boat delivering constant tension and shock absorption. Package of 9 balls.

TideMinders® Self-Adjusting Chafe Protection

Color Black
Inside Diameter 1 Inch

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Dr. Shrink TideMinders Self-Adjusting Chafe Protection
 
4.9

(based on 7 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (7)
  • Easy to install (6)
  • Holds boat securely (6)
  • Safe (5)
  • Reliable (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Docks (6)
  • Large boats (5)
  • Small boats (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (4)

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5.0

These are great

By Hugh

from Deale, MD

About Me Advanced

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Corrodes
  • Not enough balls to cover a regular piling

Best Uses

    Comments about Dr. Shrink TideMinders Self-Adjusting Chafe Protection:

    I think these are revolutionary and love them. On a fliating Dock I use one set. On a stationary dock I use 3. In order for these to work perfectly, you need 12-14 to go around the piling with no friction on the line. The set comes with nine. Recommend you buy 3 sets to make two that will work perfectly. My first set has been crushing oysters and barnacles for 10 years with no appreciable wear. Huge piece of mind during hurricanes.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Tide Minder

    By Jon

    from Southport, NC

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Holds Boat Securely
    • Reliable
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Docks
      • Large Boats
      • Small Boats

      Comments about Dr. Shrink TideMinders Self-Adjusting Chafe Protection:

      Keeps your boat off the dock and makes the tide less of an issue.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      SIMPLY WORKS!!!!!!

      By SLOWHAND

      from GLEN BURNIE MD

      About Me Professional

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Holds Boat Securely
      • Reliable
      • Safe

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Docks
        • Large Boats
        • Small Boats

        Comments about Dr. Shrink TideMinders Self-Adjusting Chafe Protection:

        WORKS WHERE NOTHING ELSE WILL TO PROTECT YOUR BOAT FROM TIDAL SURGES

         
        5.0

        Tideminders

        By 38CarverMY

        from Amityville, NY

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Easy To Use
        • Holds Boat Securely
        • Safe

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Docks
          • Large Boats

          Comments about Dr. Shrink TideMinders Self-Adjusting Chafe Protection:

          The BEST THING SINCE SLICED BREAD!!!!!

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          TideMinders

          By Bottomline

          from New Jersey

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install
          • Easy To Use
          • Holds Boat Securely

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Docks

            Comments about Dr. Shrink TideMinders Self-Adjusting Chafe Protection:

            Easy to install. The most difficult part was adjusting the length of the line from the loop that contains the Tideminders up to the boat cleat. It took me a few try's but wasn't complicated.

            I also had to make sure that the fixed lines for the boat in the adjacent slip that I share a deck pile with were high enough to not interfere with the Tideminders on a high or moon tide.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            The Only Way to Go!

            By R.F.K.

            from Havre De Grace, Md.

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Holds Boat Securely
            • Reliable
            • Safe

            Cons

            • Ballslines Hang In Water

            Best Uses

            • Docks
            • Large Boats
            • Small Boats

            Comments about Dr. Shrink TideMinders Self-Adjusting Chafe Protection:

            These work real well but the balls and line hang in the water and get filthy. The directions say to keep them at a 15 deg. angle but that doesn't work in the real world.

             
            5.0

            Tideminders are incredible, so simple!!!

            By Mark

            from Bayonne, NJ

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Install
            • Easy To Use
            • Holds Boat Securely
            • Perfect for old docks
            • Reliable
            • Safe

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Docks
              • Large Boats
              • Pilings
              • Small Boats

              Comments about Dr. Shrink TideMinders Self-Adjusting Chafe Protection:

              This is so simple, thread them on line up to 1 inch in diameter, and tie a figure eight knot to hold them in place, then tie a bowline knot, put them on your piling, tie your cleat off, your done!!!!

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