Originally Posted by The Garbone
.......... an Artificial Eye is stronger than a spliced eye. .... it seems that the knot
of choice is the Spliced eye.....I like the look of the whipping.
I might want to see somewhere else where it is written that an artificial eye is stronger than a standard eye splice. It does look cooler though. Anyway, I am sure that it is strong enough.
Having said that, I always splice my dock
lines on one end. When I go to a strange dock
, I put the eye on the dock cleat and tie the boat
with the standard figure 8's around the boat
cleat. In my home dock, I do the opposite. I put the eye on the boat and the free end on the dock cleat. This works well for me with both riser rods and floating docks. When I come back into my slip, there is no adjustment required, just drop the eye on the boat cleat. When we leave the dock, the eyes get thrown from the boat and remain on the dock till we get back.