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.
Yo man, maybe not like thattttt tight... (I think they say one or two fingers is too tight, a fist is probably too loose) The idea is that when you load the line/webbing with your full body weight while getting back in the boat, you will have enough firm support from the line to leverage on, rather than pushing the line down to your feet and not really getting too far. I'm all for having perimeter line to stay with the boat, but ultimately I'm haulin my ass back into