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Old 24 July 2018, 12:19   #1
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Securing to a dock

Iíve got a hurricane 590 I donít have any tow posts how do you tie up to a dock
In a normal boat I would have cleats to tie to?
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Old 24 July 2018, 13:00   #2
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I expect you will be inundated with clever and not so clever home made answers very soon.

My suggestion would be fit some cleats, you can buy small ones to fit to GRP parts in marine stainless steel or you could put some rubber ones on the tubes (with appropriate glue), send some pics in and we can give you some ideas.
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Old 24 July 2018, 13:16   #3
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I expect you will be inundated with clever and not so clever home made answers very soon.



My suggestion would be fit some cleats, you can buy small ones to fit to GRP parts in marine stainless steel or you could put some rubber ones on the tubes (with appropriate glue), send some pics in and we can give you some ideas.


Indeed - beware using rubber ones for anything other than short periods in calm conditions. Also beware others will abuse them when rafting alongside.

Do you have an a frame? Many ribs get away with a line at the bow (to the eye below the tubes) and a line to the a frame which avoids anything rubbing on the tubes.

If you donít have an a frame often it is easy to add towing eyes either side of the transom which can achieve the same, albeit likely to have rope across tubes in some situations.
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Wouldnt use anything attached to the tubes
Usual method with a rib is bow rope onto the bow eye (trailer eye) and the stern usualy has u bolts either side of the transom or some have cleats on the A frame
Just need to be carefull of ropes rubbing on the tubes
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thanks for the information its been real helpful.
i was also wondering about anchoring if i have to for emergency because im not planning on doing it for any other reason would i just use the bow eye to hook the anchor to?
you cant get to it unless the rope or a small piece of rope is already hooked to it. Im trying to figure out how everyone gets around damaging the tubes like when fishing to people use covers while fishing then pull them in when under way?
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I spliced a caribiner onto the end of my Painter. When I want to anchor I set the anchor and pay out the required amount of rode and tie an alpine butterfly loop in the rope, then clip the painter to the loop and pay it out so that the anchor is attached to the towing eye. I leave some slack in the rode and drape it back into the boats it’s not under pressure and doesn’t rub the tubes. Ps The end of my anchor rode is clipped to the boat for extra security.
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