Originally Posted by cataraftgirl
Should be easy with access to a bar tack machine. Then use the rings to tighter up the line and tie a safety back-up knot with the tail end of the webbing. Hmmmm????
I'm liking the polyester webbing, the two halves to the chicken line finishing in the front and the knot to limit slippage through the rings.
Those knots in the front can also work as a hold for the crew in wave attack mode.
Here is where the strap works folks provide a specialized grip for just that:
I can't do their custom goodie but we can just tie the Knot(s) exactly where we want and be good. Will need some play but not too much. No loops in the knots that would act as handcuffs.
Also picture the back of the chicken line by the cargo set up like this Daisy Chain Cam Strap.
Daisy Chain Cam Straps
Ignore the cam and even the biners in the photo for this location.
The polyester chicken line comes back on itself through a sewn loop. No surprise there and that's how it attaches to the rear D Ring. Nothing to tie.
It then stays double up the side about 4 feet and is bar tacked about every 4 inches providing attachment slots for the webbing coming through that goes back to the cams on the netted/mesh cargo restraint. Some of the cargo webs will match the D Rings on the boat but this 'Daisy Chain' feature will provide more attachment points for the OCD folks like myself. AND keep cams from touching my boat or people.
I'm all better now.
The polyester webbing doesn't float but it doesn't have to in this use. It does everything else right.
The Tag Line beside the boat needs to be a bright lighter colored Polypro that floats. Different story.