Originally Posted by tweitz
The toe rails are typically very storng and could easily withstand the loads you may impose with a midship mooring line. The issue you may face is the proper form of attachment. You could use a snatch block on the toe rail and lead it to a strong point like a proper size cleat, or a winch. There are cleats available that are designed to go into toe rails, but they seem pretty flimsy to me.
Agreed: Wish I had a camera today.
I was at the dock today and came upon a 40 something boat that has 3/4" headed SS carriage bolts every 5" holding down the toe rail going through the deck to hull joint...Id bet my bottom dollar you could pick that boat up by its to rail if you attached to enough areas no problem as all.