I purchased a new stand up paddle board with a wind
surfing rig. The thing is 11'6" long and weighs about 25lb. I am trying to figure out the best place to secure the board on deck
and it seems using the stanchions and lifelines
are pretty much the only good option.
I purchased 2 stainless hooks that can be secured to 2 stanchions and the board will fit onto these. I installed those so the board sits outside the lifelines
leaving the side deck
clear. Then I used webbing straps with a clamp fitting to pull the board tight to the stanchions and thus secure it. It seems pretty secure. I have it about 1/3 of the way back from the bow and it seems the genoa
sheet will clear it without issues.
Still.... I am worried. Is this a smart move? Have others had success with securing things like kayaks in this manner or am I sure to lose my new board the first time we get a good blow offshore
Any ideas or opinions are appreciated.