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Old 02 June 2006, 08:00   #11
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I guess not much as you are not cutting the rope or knoting it. Even if you are towing I doubt you are near the breaking strain of the rope assuming its 12-14 mm you are using.
Another tip is to whip the rope before and after the cord it spliced in and then again over the ends that are sticking out. I did this then wrapped the ends in tape, to finish this off put a loop of string or cable tie in line with the rope and use this to pull / tuck the end of the tape back unter the last few turns of the tape as you would a plain whipping.
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Old 02 June 2006, 12:41   #12
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Some history

The practice of using an additional line to haul in an anchor is very old one.
Before the days of chain capstans the anchor chain was hauled in with a rope line with a hook spliced on the end. This was hooked to the chain and hauled in for the distance between the capstan and the bow. It was then unhooked and run forward quickly and rehooked to the chain for the next pull. This line was called a "nip" and had to be handled by a very nimble crew member and so boy seamen where used. I was also very dangerous. These boy seamen became known as "nippers" hence the common term for young boys. The correct term for a chain hook, even today, is a nipping hook.
Just another boring piece of history. Regards. T.
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Old 02 June 2006, 14:42   #13
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A link to a very old thread showing a photo of how one of our RIBs is set up. Totally agree with tying the painter to the anchor line, i tend to suggest a double sheet bend at the relevant point but any method that works well is fine.

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Old 02 June 2006, 15:30   #14
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, i tend to suggest a double sheet bend at the relevant point
Agree with paul over the knot. Double sheet bend is more resistant to shock loading than a bowline. Also, don't put the tail of the anchor line onto a rubber cleat, put it onto your internal d-ring or deck cleat. That way if the knot parts at least you keep the boat, at the risk of some tube damamge.
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put it onto your internal d-ring or deck cleat.
Nice if you have such things - back of the seat in my case.

Enclosed is pic of my setup from yesterday.

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