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Re: Strip: Options for deck line fittings

I think this refers to the my comment about using the 'holes through the bow and stern' as anchors for the deck lines.

Yes -the photos were really helpful, thanks. OK, so looking at the Mariner Elan photo for reference, would I basically do this? Start with a rope that has an eye spliced into one end, and attach the eye to a webbing loop at the stern (or use a knot, but fewer knots are better, right?) Pull the line through all the webbing loops on one side, then go through a length of tubing, then around a bow eye, back through the tubing, then the padeyes on the other side, the finally tie the line off back at the stern with as much tension as possible. Then, pull the tubing back to double up the line and apply additional tension - seize together at that point to hold the tubing in place.

If I don't want a continuous perimeter line, I could do pretty much the same thing as above except I'd end up with two knots, one for each section.

Does that sound about right?

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