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vermilionfox    10
vermilionfox

I am new to the boating world and could use some advice.

I recently purchased a used 18 foot Smoker Craft, it's my first boat. I’m having some trouble tying down the custom boat cover. The cover tie down system consists of loop on the edge of the cover, and ropes that pass under the hull to the other side. There are loops on the other side of the cover to finish the tie down. I watched the marine dealer tie the cover down by running the rope through the open loops, cinching the rope tight and then using a knot to hold it in place. I keep trying to do the same, but the rope loosens as I pull the knot tight.

I could use some help with the proper knot to use. Any explanations or web sites would be appreciated.

Thanks.

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Finns    25
Finns

Might do a 'search' for a tautline hitch and/or driver's hitch.

Finns.

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Hank48    0
Hank48

Another suggestion is to do a search for the double half hitch. This is a really simple knot. The advantage to it is that if it loosens (rope under stress does stretch), it's a snap to re-tighten. Just grab the knot and slide it back up the rope.

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stephendawg    0
stephendawg

VF,

I'll try to take a few pics of the knot I use on my cover. It's real simple and won't come loose. I don't know what it's called but it's based on a half-hitch. Real easy to release too.

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vermilionfox    10
vermilionfox

Sounds good! Look forward to seeing the pics.

Thanks for all the help guys, can't wait to get home to try some of these out.

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stephendawg    0
stephendawg

Sorry I didn't get those done last night, VF. I'll be working on the boat after work today preparing for our trip up to Big V on Fri. I'll take some then.

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Backwoods    0
Backwoods

VF,

I have been using shock cords, tie one end to the rope and hook the other to the eye on the cover. Keep the rope short enough to get a good strectch on the shock cord. Keeps the cover nice and tight and easey to reuse. Note don't use when trailering, the hooks tend to pound against the fiber glass and make marks.

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stephendawg    0
stephendawg

I just wrote to the administrator to get permission to post a link to my photo album.

later,

Dawg

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vermilionfox    10
vermilionfox

Look forward to seeing the pics.

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stephendawg    0
stephendawg

Well, I never heard back from the administrator so here's the link anyway. Sorry it took so long. By the way, did I mention we're leaving for Lake Vermilion in about 30 minutes? smirk.gif

http://muskie.outdoorsfirst.com/board/photos/photo-thumbnails.asp?albumid=315

Hope this gives you one possibility,

Dawg

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vermilionfox    10
vermilionfox

Thanks for the pics. Looks so simple until I try it!

I'l give it a go here when it cools off, supposed to be 100+ for the next few days.

Hope you catch some nice ones.

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