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Old 07-11-2009, 06:46   #16
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The center image still works.

Originally Posted by barnakiel View Post
Huh - but most marinas I have bee have fingers shorter than the boat ...

I have a cat that is a little tight in the slip. I also have tide to deal with. Thus, the center version with springs on both sides works for me. Just leave a long line in place and wrap a round turn, a hitch, and a round turn on it.

If you do not have midship cleats, a bow or stern line can often serve much the same purpose, if run far forward and aft.

Another thing that can help boarding is a small block and tackle to pull the boat to the dock. My wife has arthritis, and so when she boards I can easily pull the boat very tight to the dock. Also Very handy when carrying many items to and fro. But don't leave it tied when the tide moves! Even a large wake can be serious when you are tied tightly, even if the dock floats, because it will not move the same as your boat.
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Old 07-11-2009, 09:41   #17
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OK, Gord - but if you use that many lines, is it not better to use a single 2'' chain amidships?

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