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Old 01-23-2014   #11
Redmond, Oregon
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Originally Posted by Dave Frank View Post
Do NOT tie off your boat with a bowline knot. They hold great if under steady tension, but if the current is bouncing on the knot, the same features that allow it to be untied after big pressures, can allow it to work free over time. My friend had to run across a line of boats (including the ranger's) to grab his fully rigged raft as the bowline worked loose at the boundary creek put it. It had been tied up over night like that and only happened to work free while he watched.
Double Figure 8 Loop

The attachment loops can be made larger and could connect to two points on a raft.


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