Originally Posted by MikeWhy
... investing in injection molded complex hydrocarbon clips because you can't be bothered to learn to tie a simple knot seems to be the wrong direction to evolve. Next thing you know, we'll be burning said hydrocarbons in heat engines when the wind fails us.
Suggesting that evolution is akin to becoming a stinkpotter requires some defense.
To set the record straight, no one on my boat is having any trouble tying the knot itself and we use a round turn and two half hitches. A clove hitch does not change anything for us.
Holding a 12 inch fender at ankle height, while it gets kicked around by the bow wake is tough, period. Every man, woman or child that has done it has commented. It isn't impossible, it just stinks, particularly after a long day.
As I've said, although the chest pounders ignored it, we have not yet found an acceptable alternative. However, if I do, I'm on it.