Boat Dock Roller Bumpers by WhamGuard
WhamGuard Rotating Bumpers have been called lots of things, boat dock rollers, boat bumpers, boat dock roller bumpers, even “wham balls”. But really, their name describes not only what they are but what they do. WhamGuard Rotating Bumpers are boat dock roller bumpers that really work. They act as a bumper. They rotate or “roll” so that as the boat hits them, they absorb and deflect the blow ultimately protecting both the boat and the dock. The sphere shape of the bumper is unique as well.
Why a Wham “Ball”?
We are often asked why WhamGuard Rotating bumpers are round. The answer is quite simple. A round object, or sphere, is one of the strongest shapes out there. The curve of the WhamGuard boat dock roller bumpers give them strength to absorb and distribute a blow from a boat or even a sledgehammer. Yes, we’ve smashed many with a sledgehammer and they bounce back. Every time. So that’s why they are round. To get specific, the dimensions are 13.5″ x 13.5″. Each half, or hemisphere, therefore is 13.5″ H x 6.75″ W. Those numbers could be important to deciding if WhamGuard Rotating Bumpers will work for your particular docking situation.
Better Than Other Boat Dock Roller Bumpers
WhamGuard Rotating Bumpers were invented out of necessity. The patent pending design originated after the inventor, Wes Hamilton, had spent over a decade on Oklahoma lakes talking to customers about their problems and anxiety that they encounter launching or docking their boats in boat slips with steel post roof attachments. The options boaters had were okay. However, they didn’t really work over the long haul and they were expensive! In fact, Wes even installed several of the old style vertical boat dock rollers hoping to provide a fix for his customers. Problem is, they did not work well, or as advertised. They were heavy and awkward to install. Boats often got hung up in the gap between the post and the roller causing damage to the boat dock roller bumpers, the dock and even the boat itself.
WhamGuard Rotating Bumpers to the Rescue
Boat Dock Roller Bumpers that attach to the post were the solution. WhamGuard rotating bumpers were born from that idea. Equally important though was to create something that was easy to install. So that one person could do it in a matter of minutes. With a wrench. That’s it. And they float should one accidentally fall in the water during installation. If you drop a 4′-6′ vertical boat dock roller in the water, they DON’T float. They sink. Fast. So unless you want to go diving, you are out of luck, and $700. That brings us to the cost. WhamGuard Rotating Bumpers cost 124.99 each and a set can be purchased for just under $250.