Wow, a lot of excellent points! First of all, Tides Marine Strong certainly looks like a better value. My question is, why would someone opt for Harken Battcar as their alternative?
Jay, thanks for the jackline connect points you are using and docking tips. My dock mate last season fastened lines in a v-shape towards the dock in his slip and then between the two boats in the slip. Kind of kept him from going any alternative direction and could bounce off the front lines before the bow hit. Finally, he used a dock line held up by a tall hook arrangement, quickly tying to the boat's balance point as he entered the slip. I thought I would try it after watching him a few more times, plus now Ted has provided me the balance point!