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david, I would say you have three choices:
1- Haul before any storm. Obviously what the builder intended.
2- Replace the crap on the bow with a retractable? removable? stronger & better? fitting
3- Possibly the simplest and strongest solution, install interior reinforcing and then a strong point / mooring eye down low to the waterline. Bit of a PITA to transfer the lines to it unless you keep some type of short line or bridle rigged down to it, but that gives you a strong point with nothing to chafe against it, and no need to undo and redo the current fittings, which are certainly of some use for lunch hooks.

What company built that huge daysailer anyway?
 

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I don't know, david. It seems like that boat was not only a special deal, but obviously it is a factory second. Huh? Yup, a factory second. Someone clipped out the labels! There's no seahorse at the fore of the cove stripe (standard trim) and no BENETEAU branding on the lower stripe at the bow.

So as they say in that other rag trade, that's not a Beneteau, that's a factory second.(G)

The bow hardware appears to be "stock" /vs/ the one in B's online brochures and PR pictures, sure enough. Maybe they got so happy about traveler arches and twin wheels and woopee stern configurations, that the designers just forgot about the pointy end?

I think if I'd dropped $400k on a yacht, even $300k on a yacht, and it came with inadequate provision for a simple mooring line, I'd start rabble rousing. I'd gently remind Beneteau that this is a serious omission which merits their attention. (Translation: RECALL AND REFIT) and if Beneteau didn't think there was any merit in that, I'd start chatting up fellow owners and the sailing press. Not just the web sites, but the magazines. And the various "safety committees".

For that kind of bucks, and a builder with that much experience, a kludge job for a primary safety system really shouldn't be necessary.

Beneteau might just step up.
 
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