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Old 06-19-2014, 05:21 PM
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We tie up in a slip every summer at Dale Hollow Lake. I have 3 ropes made up with Brass clips on one end. I tie the boat up as said so no matter which way the boat moves it cannot hit the dock. 1 on each rear corner and 1 in the front. It works great. After it is all tied up all we have to do is unsnap and go. When we get back we snap back in and done. Everyone in the boat knows what is going on and it goes really smooth. I don't have cleats on my 205 so the the 2 loops in the rear and the main trailer ing loop in the front is what I use. Also make it easy to cover at night with nothing in the way.
I don't have the cleats either and clips sound like a good idea. I've been watching Youtube videos on knot tying.

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If I have a slip that has cleats on the dock on both sides (my preference), I use spring lines on both sides, if possible. Doing this keeps the boat from moving both forward/back and side/side with just four lines. Line length will depend upon the location of the cleats. This allows the boat to rock and pitch independent of the dock but keeps the boat 100% from rubbing against the dock if done correctly. I still put out fenders just in case.

My suggestion is to have lines that are a few feet longer than you boat. I've not regretted having longer lines. I keep two sets - one short set for short duration tie-ups for convenience and one long set just for as I talk about above.

Another effective method if you have an outside slip (I dislike), is to use spring lines combined with breast lines. But then fenders are imperative.

See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mooring_(watercraft) for a picture of breast vs spring lines.

I just use my "trailerable" cover for overnight mooring.
Thanks for the advice and wikipedia link. That's great information and I'm much more confident now that I'll be able to figure it out once I get there. I'll pick up some longer lines as well because I have no idea the size of the slip or its location.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:28 PM
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Where you going on Table Rock? When you pick your slip (if you get to), pick one on the side of the dock that will block waves, and also as far in (away from the ends) as possible. Gets you a lot of protection that way so your boat isn't taking a beating.

Whenever I rent a slip for any amount of time, I tie my lines around the dock posts permanently for the week, and just slide the loop end through my cleat when I come tie up. Takes less time and you tie once for the week and all is good. Then I just leave my lines attached to the dock for the day, and when I pull back up after the day out I just grab my already tied line and slide it through my cleat.

Enjoy... Table Rock is an amazing lake. Couple TTers on that lake also!
My wife rented a cabin at Indian Hill's Resort in Shell Knob. We were assigned a slip. My wife didn't know what size to get, so she requested a "big" one. We are new to all this, so it's always an adventure...we have fun, though. Heard wonderful things about the lake and can't wait to get there.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:42 PM
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You should be fine up there in Shell Knob. Stays pretty calm, especially on a non-holiday weekend. You guys will have a blast.

ttu could give you a good idea of places to ski/board.

If you don't have cleats, go pick up some carribeaners... those climbing hooks. Clip them to your loops on your lines, and use them to clip fast onto your bow eye and your lift rings on the rear. That'll give you a quick way to tie up. If you can find them rubber coated, even better, but if not, just wrap electrical tape around them so they don't scratch your gel coat.
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Old 06-19-2014, 05:46 PM
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You should be fine up there in Shell Knob. Stays pretty calm, especially on a non-holiday weekend. You guys will have a blast.

ttu could give you a good idea of places to ski/board.

If you don't have cleats, go pick up some carribeaners... those climbing hooks. Clip them to your loops on your lines, and use them to clip fast onto your bow eye and your lift rings on the rear. That'll give you a quick way to tie up. If you can find them rubber coated, even better, but if not, just wrap electrical tape around them so they don't scratch your gel coat.
Great advice...thanks, Mike.
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Old 06-19-2014, 06:15 PM
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IMO, cleats are a must have. I'd get some installed when time permits. The pull-up kind allow for them to be flush with the boat so that the rope from the tower does not catch when turning around to pickup a fallen rider. My boat has two in the front, two in the rear. I use the front tower legs to hang fenders from, otherwise I have two there as well.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:49 PM
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I'll be putting the boat (205v) in a slip at Tablerock for a week. I've never used a slip before and need help deciding what lines I will need. Length and how many? Stopped by the dealer and they only stock 10' dock lines. Unsure if this is what I need. If I need longer lines, where would I get them?

Also, do you cover your boats at night when left in a slip?
Home Depot sells the same rope you'll buy at the dealer or boat supply store for 1/2 the price, and they'll have a variety of lengths. Get 4 braided nylon ropes for the 4 corners of your boat. You'll want something that has some stretch to absorb shock. 10' seems kind of short. Go for 25'. It's better to have more rope than you need than not enough.
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Old 06-19-2014, 11:56 PM
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What weekend are you going? We have a place in shell knob, you'll enjoy it.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:08 AM
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We were just there last week, you'll love it. I got a couple of snubber lines from Overtons that work great. I'm going to buy a couple more. Since my 205 doesn't have cleats I just tied a clove hitch to the handrails and used the loops on the dock cleats.
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I would make sure you have some good fenders in case you cannot tie the boat on all four corners. I prefer these fenders. Some snubbers for your rope are good idea too.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:21 AM
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I would make sure you have some good fenders in case you cannot tie the boat on all four corners. I prefer these fenders. Some snubbers for your rope are good idea too.
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I use the same fenders. They are great!
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