We have a few handles on the tubes and have found them very useful to tie fenders onto and hold onto etc but we tend not to use them for tying the boat itself onto things, at least for any lengthy period of time or any time it is likely to have to take some strain.
So we anchored up and then because Trevor G couldn't be bothered to bring an anchor he tied alongside, nice and strong at the front, through the bow eye and also to the big cleat.
However we knew the boats would swing round during the night so to prevent them bashing too much we tied a fairly loose stern line between his a frame and our tube handle, not expecting it to take much strain. Long story short the handle has ripped.
I have found the handle here at Henshaw
however, I cannot see a replacement Hypalon patch that goes around it. It is unfortunate that it has ripped slightly so that needs to be replaced too (See pics). Now I know our boat has some laser cut hypalon on it but I would be surprised if the patches were custom made for our boat?
Perhaps someone could shed some light on this and where to source a new patch.