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Old 07-09-2013, 12:29 PM
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DBrown2, what lake are you on? It sounds like Guntersville. For bungee lines, just do a search for them on Amazon.
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Old 07-09-2013, 09:30 PM
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Watts Bar lake.. TVA which controls the body water has admitted failures in controlling the water. It apparently started at Loudon Dam then Watts Bar Dam then Chickamuga Dam. Which now has caused huge current issues.. The local papers all had articles.
Showed the Southern Belle in Chattanooga basically taking on water with logs etc all around the Aquarium area. Also reports of loose boats floating.
At least now I don't feel so bad..
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Old 07-10-2013, 07:29 AM
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That said anyone got pics or info on these Spring Lines?
Spring line is a nautical term for additional lines that cross to prevent movement.
It is something you learn in using good seamanship not buy from West Marine.

When docked, they provide extra stability from wind or if the breast line (line straight over from boat cleat to mooring) were to break/come loose. Combined, they prevent extreme movement but do allow flexibility over a simple bow and stern mooring.
Also effective to hold the boat closer to the dock if dock mooring cleats do not match up to boat cleat locations.



If you study more advanced techniques of sailboats and large ships, parallel docking and leaving can be much easier in certain situations. You will look like a pro because you are

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bsloop... Thanks for picture... I got it and I can easily do that pretty simple setup.
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Old 07-10-2013, 01:27 PM
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How does that increase tolerence to water fluctuations? You still need slack in that method
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Old 07-10-2013, 04:30 PM
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Watts Bar lake.. TVA which controls the body water has admitted failures in controlling the water. It apparently started at Loudon Dam then Watts Bar Dam then Chickamuga Dam. Which now has caused huge current issues.. The local papers all had articles.
Showed the Southern Belle in Chattanooga basically taking on water with logs etc all around the Aquarium area. Also reports of loose boats floating.
At least now I don't feel so bad..
I am in Huntsville, AL, the flood waters are hitting here today. lots of flooding coming down the TN river this week. RVs that couldn't be moved from camp sites are floating now, roads closed, and dangerous current.
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Old 07-10-2013, 05:43 PM
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How does that increase tolerence to water fluctuations? You still need slack in that method
Properly set up, the diagonals limit forward/backward motion so the breast lines don't have to be so tight to prevent both side/side and forward/backward motion.

Given the tight nature of this specific dock and extreme height change in this instance I don't think any fixed line set up would work.
Floating docks definitely solve the rise and fall issue but have their own maintenance and expenses with dock stiff arms bending and cables/anchors rusting and needing adjustment.

Bottom line, its a BOAT and everything is going to cost more and take more time
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