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· SV Skalliwag #141
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I have a line at the dock that runs the full length of the boat that I use as a double spring line with a bowline on a bight amidships. The knot will tighten around the cleat making it a bear to loosen so i can remove from the cleat. Is that the best knot choice for the application?
 

· SV Skalliwag #141
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I dock the boat in a slip, not a T dock so the 40 ft double spring line which is tied off at the dock and a piling at the entrance to the slip is suspended in the air when not in use. I slide the boat into the slip, stop at about the right spot and go amidships to slip the double spring onto the midship cleat. If I am not in the exact right spot I use the spring to pull the boat slightly so I can slip the loop onto the cleat. Once done I shutdown the engine and leisurely tie off the remaining dock lines.
 
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