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What is best way to wrap rope around exterior of raft?

What is best way to wrap rope around exterior of raft for lifting/transporting raft, having swimmers be able to grab onto something etc? Please be specific (type of knot, how to get rope nice and tight, etc.)

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I use 1" tubular webbing instead of rope.
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I use 1 inch tubular webbing and then use like a 3 or 4 foot cam strap to connect the 2 ends together. That way I can easily remove it and also cinch it down tighter.
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Panicman, I have the webbing and cam strap. Do you have any close up pics you can post of how you rigged your boat? Thanks.
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Personal preference.
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Webbing when wet lengthens. Hence, when rigging your webbing perimeter line it should be wet and pulled tight. One idea i've heard that sounded good was to string perimeter line when the boat is slightly deflated so that when inflated it is very tight.

The camstrap idea is good. I prefer to use a truckers cinch.

One thing I don't like is mooring line that they frequently recommend at stores. It picks up too much trash, sand and dirt. For that same reason I don't like to use it for my shore tie off line. It gets very nasty and when so it trashes your hands. But I guess I need to "harden the f up" as was suggested in another thread.

I suggest doing a hitch at each d-ring to eliminate as much as possible any slack. By that I mean that when you are grasping it for dear life that you are not finding yourself sloshing around two or three feet from the boat because you've pulled all of the slack to your local area. Holding a line that is tight to the boat helps you initially grab something higher on the boat or helps someone on the boat grab you.

I prefer bright colors so that it is obvious to a person in need.

The camstrap idea is good. I prefer to use a truckers cinch.
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Webbing plus the below (twocam buckle):

https://www.amazon.com/Strapworks-Tw.../dp/B079FYQLLY
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@Alibingo, thanks man. I am going to order that and give it a shot...
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Now that is one kool buckle. Never seen one. I'll order a few just to fiddle with it. There are likely many other applications.
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Webbing plus the below (twocam buckle):

https://www.amazon.com/Strapworks-Tw.../dp/B079FYQLLY
Or you can go right to the source and keep the richest dude on the planet out of the loop.
I guess he lost $48 billion recently so that might have knocked him back a bit. But after getting data storage contracts (or most) for the largest military industrial complex, and single source spender in the world, he will make it up shortly.
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