Originally Posted by kerny
Which is the best knot to use for attaching the painter to the bow eye on your rib ? is a bowline knot okay ?
Is a bowline knot good enough to use especially when tied up to a mooring buoy or would a snap hook be better.
I use a bowline.
Remember that a bowline will reduce the breaking strength by 40-45%.
So don't use the smallest diameter rope.
The larger diameter will retain strength even after some chafe.
Take a second turn around the bow eye.
This minimises the chafing action.
Interesting site here http://www.bethandevans.com/pdf/TP_T..._March2011.pdf
This would be a good knot
PS If leaving your vessel for an expended period it is always a good idea to have a second line tied to another point on your vessel, as the bow eye could
detach, line could untie/chafe through etc. No need to ask me how I know.