Originally Posted by Jelly
Also anyone got any bright ideas for stopping spring mooring lines chaffing the tubes where the run over them?
Tie your mooring line to the bow eye (the one that you clip the winch strap to on the trailer), then use a short length of rope with a big loop round the mooring line. then tiee the loose end loosely back to something in the rib. Then when you want your painter back, you pull on the recovery line to get the anchor / mooring rope back.
Works a treat on the "luxury" Avon SR4s where you have that annoying foredeck that means you can't get forward and or secure to anything inside at the bow. They need a 3- ish M recovery line, convenional RIB only needs about a metre and a half.