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Shock Absorbed

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Aronowitsch and Lyth AB’s Bungy device provides a simple way to moor and anchor your boat safely and can help tame gybes, too. Simply snap a few Bungys onto your anchor gear and you’re done. When storms hit, Bungys add shock-absorbing stretch to your mooring pennant or anchor rode; each Bungy is designed to regain its shape, without loss of strength, once the force on the lines subsides. Bungys can be added to the mainsheet to mitigate shock loads from a forceful gybe or to preventers for extra security. Bungys work on lines up to 3/4 inch in diameter. $32.25. Scandvik, Inc., 800-535-6009, www.scandvik.com

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