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Re: Since Hurricane prep has already been mentioned ...

Hi, Ron,

I would not trust plastic [cable ties]. You might use [cable clamps] if time is short.

In 'Knots for Boaters' (isbn# 9781588162625), Brion Toss shows a *Round Turn Spilled-Hitch Bowline, Locked*
that should work well for you. The bitter end is locked by the knot itself when you draw it up. It's easy to tie, and comes apart fairly easily - you might need a spike to loosen it to start with.

I think your primary should be strongest, if there must be a difference. With any good luck, by the time primary fails, worst is past. Have you thought about adding weight down low, say at the heads of your anchor chains, to 'synthesize' scope? A 5-gallon bucket of concrete would help keep pull on anchor horizontal and reduce shock loads.

Gary

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