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post #9 of Old 04-11-2007
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Your method complicates things... why use two lines when one will do? Why make it so you have to go forward and back again, if you can simplify it.

Just lead a long line from a bow cleat, through the bow chocks and then around the outside of the lifelines back to the cockpit and use that. As you bring the line forward you can guide it and control the boat dropping back fairly easily.

The more complicated you make something, and the more steps you add into it, the more chances you have for screwing it up IMHO.

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