Join Date: Jun 2007
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Uh, Jim? What are you placing the bungees through?
Not certain of what you mean. If you mean using the super-ball method: You make up short pieces of line with loops at each end. One end gathers tarp under the super-ball and the other end you use to hook the bungee. (I'm thinking maybe a buntline hitch for under the ball and a bowline for the bungee end?) The bungee hooks to opposing lines on each side of the boat. I'd make the lines long enough so the hooks were below the water-line, so you wouldn't have to worry about the bungee hooks marring your hull. Use the good-quality adjustable bungees from Home Depot or Lowe's. We used inexpensive bungee cords from Harbor Freight last year and they'd lost all
their elasticity by mid-winter.
My fellow club-member that does this uses about a half-dozen of these per side on his J36 and he claims that it keeps everything tight.
Last edited by SEMIJim; 10-26-2008 at 01:37 PM.