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Old 08 April 2013, 16:36   #11
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A-frame and bow eye are safe bets. Seat backs and grab handles may be OK, but as a general rule I wouldn't want to rely on them. Cleats on tubes are only OK for temporary use in good conditions.
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Old 08 April 2013, 16:51   #12
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A-frame and bow eye are safe bets. Seat backs and grab handles may be OK, but as a general rule I wouldn't want to rely on them. Cleats on tubes are only OK for temporary use in good conditions.
Reckon you could lift the boat out of the water by my seatbacks.
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Now there's an idea. Saves on having to install lifting eyes!
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Old 09 April 2013, 11:05   #14
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I have a "2" off the front of the grearbox" lenfgth painter, and two 2m stern ropes on the A- frame.

Instant availability in all marina / pontoon / raft up for lunch scenarios.

2x 30m & 2x 20m used for bigger piers, towing etc.

I also have a couple of 2 foot lengths on the rings for the grab rails - one either side of the helm. Used for holding alongside a pontoon whilst I go to soort the "proper" lines out & for calm conditions rafting. (also make good grab handles for the poor ssod on the back of my jockey......must fit those backrests some time soon.......
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A very handy one. I keep a short line handy for quick grabs onto ladders and other boats, as you say, just at your hand.

Springs for when longitudinal movement might cause damage - so certainly on overnights etc...

yep plus one from me too! I keep a line handy tied of seat or consol just as a quick grab when single-handed then quickly get the rest in place. Which are long lengths from bow cleat and 'A' frame .
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