A bowline is an excellent knot for attachment to the frame/d-ring, as is a figure eight. A bowline is the easiest knot to untie no matter the stresses put to it as far as I'm aware. The simple bow---line securing knot that I was referring to is what I described in a less than patient way--sorry for that. Two separate knots, the former tied and left in place for the most part--the other, tied and re-tied as needed to secure the boat.
Bowline bags are my main pet peeve as they are slow and not necessary at all in my opinion. Look at the commercial trips--how many of them use them? Not any that I've seen--course there are probably exceptions.
Sorry for the 'rant' a few nights ago, thanks for your patient response.
Originally Posted by cpollema
I thought a bowline knot was a fine choice for securing a rope to a D ring. You ranted on about how to coil a rope, but never tied your rope to your boat...OOPS. Rope problems almost always have multiple solutions, maybe you think a follow through eight is a better choice? Is it safe and effective? If so, great use it, and share the idea with the group to give everyone else options. I like this forum for sharing ideas. Your idea and the way you gave it really didn't help me out at all. So maybe the next time you've had a 'very long day', don't post.