Originally Posted by Roy Smith
Dose any body think its a good idear to have a foul weather strope,
We are hoping to do a few channel crossings this season and it sort of made sense less strain on the bow tubes etc. or as normal am i going over the top
I take it you mean a stuffing strap as they are also known. Simply a webbing/ratchet strap coming form the front winching eye over the tubes and down to a strong point on the decks - will stop the tubes coming loose in a stuff.
A lot depends on the boat - I had been thinking of one but I went for the raised foredeck/sunbed so the tubes are supported over a much bigger area anyway.