Originally Posted by PBR62
Curious as to why the perimeter line would need to be "tight as a piano string"? My line is to allow an unfortunate rider, or me, to grab the line and attempt re-entry or at least hold on. I've seen a couple that were so tight you could not get a finger in between line and raft. Don't see the point in that. Please enlighten me.
How is it possible to not be able to get a finger under a line on an inherently squishy boat? Is the thing pumped up to 20 psi or something?
I also dunno about a fancy-schmancy PIANO string but mine are all as tight as a banjo string. But I can still put a hand or foot under and be able to get it out easily.
I do it this way for several reasons: 1) WAYYYY easier to climb back into the raft with. 2) When they are lose or hang, everything seemes to get caught up in them...including overhanging branches and limbs (so really it's a bit of a hazard)....sometimes just my flyline. Techniclly a loose p-line can loop around a foot or hand. 3) I can tell visually if the boat is pumped up enough by just how my p-line hangs