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1. (WO2014210332) WATERCRAFT DOCKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF THEIR OPERATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/210332    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/044373
Publication Date: Thu Jan 01 00:59:59 CET 2015 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 27 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: E02B 3/24
Applicants: NACHEM, Ira
Inventors: NACHEM, Ira
Title: WATERCRAFT DOCKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF THEIR OPERATION
Abstract:
A system for securing a watercraft to a dock includes a first sensor for automatically detecting a securing point to which to dock the watercraft, an extendable arm with a cable inside, the cable having a proximal end for mounting to the watercraft, and a grasping element mounted to a distal end of the cable and configured to reversibly engage the securing point. A method for securing a watercraft to a dock includes automatically detecting a securing point on the dock, extending an arm from the watercraft toward the securing point, wherein the arm houses a cable having a proximal end mounted to the watercraft, and reversibly engaging the securing point using a grasping element mounted to a distal end of the arm.