Originally Posted by Swifty
For peace of mind, KISS. A knot is easy to do and over the centuries has proved to be pretty reliable.
True, fair point...
I am using two lines on both bow and stern at the moment, and will be keeping it that way as I am paranoid about losing it! One to the outer loop on the fibreglass bit of the bow, and one to the point on the tube, and on the stern, double lines back to the point on the tube and then tied back to the A frame "just in case" (decent lashing eye on the transom still to be fitted). It was bouncing like hell again last night but still there on the way to work this morning (can't find a "phew mops sweaty brow" smiley
). We seem to have had a month's worth of NNE wind in the last five days - typical
somebody needs to tell the Met Office that the prevailing winds here are supposed to be westerly!!
I guess the best answer is to have one quick-release line on each end for clunk-click mooring, and one properly attached one to use as backup when leaving the boat. I think that is what I will be doing, next time I take it out of the water. Not gonna try and splice a line on to the outer ring while leaning over the bow though - it would be just asking for a big splash and some swearing
I think I'll do that bit on dry land...
Thanks for all the replies