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Irwin32 07-01-2003 04:12 PM

Tie Up
Looking around many different marinas, I often see boats tied up by merely dropping a looped end of a dock line over a cleat. I have seen a couple of incidences where the loop has partially come off the cleat. It seems to me that this is not a very secure way to tie up a boat, as surge or wakes could cause the loop to free itself from the cleat. What are other''s thoughts on securing one''s boat?

Jeff_H 07-01-2003 07:23 PM

Tie Up
I generally do a double loop and size the eye so that it a tight fit. I have had boats ride out tropical storms with no incidents. I will sometimes add a lace line.


Irwin32 07-03-2003 06:38 AM

Tie Up
Is a lace line a small diameter line used to close the loop so it con''t pop off?

Jeff_H 07-03-2003 07:30 PM

Tie Up
That is exactly what a lace line is at least as I use the term.


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