|Ordering mission blue is an easy way to pimp your boat!|
This is the start of a new series I am going to do here at EvoAnglers: Pimp My Boat. As a boat owner you develop tricks and tools that help you get the most performance, comfort and use out of your craft. Getting to hang out with a bunch of other
This first series of "pimp my boat" is for my buddy Keith in Portland who asked about setting a safety line on a raft. The technique I am showing here puts a safety line around the raft, but also gives you a loop of line to winch your boat on to your trailer with. This seems like a simple concept, but I can't tell you how many guys I know who either don't even have a safety rope, or don't have it rigged for winching their boat up. Along with the lack of a rope, I have seen many rafts that are missing the front handle or d-ring because they were being used to winch the raft up and ripped out. The ability to easily winch a raft onto a trailer by yourself is the benefit of this simple technique, and if you have tried to do this before you understand.
|Note the rope hanging off of the bow. This will be threaded through to create your bow loop.|
Boat being pimped: 13' Aire Tributary self-bailing raft with NRS frame.
|So simple, so good!|
|As seen in the first picture, the rope loop is sitting below the floor.|
|Rope is threaded through the d-ring|
|You want to pull here (green) not here (red).|