Re: Since Hurricane prep has already been mentioned ...
Thanks for the response. I agree seizing is the right thing to do. For Irene I was on business travel and returned with only a half day to square away the boat and the house. I want to be prepared again and make use of any shortcuts that work. Could I use plastic cable ties for short term seizing? Or do they just slip and/or cut into the line? Either that or I have to practice my speed seizing skills (not a bad idea anyway).
Where I am thinking about spending my money is on a cyclone mooring pendant ($150) to reduce the concern about chafe at the fair lead. I would add a length of nylon line to the swivel for shock absorption. The second pendant would be all nylon line. Which brings up a philosophical question; should better combination be the primary line or the backup?