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The new to me deck boat has one of the billet ski tows like in the link below. How do you hook a rope to these? I have had the type that is a stainless ring that stands off the deck a couple of inches but never one of these. It would seem that if you just hooked it over the part that sticks up that it may come off when circling around to pick up skiers...

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ski rope is generally small enough to give it an extra wrap around the post, never had one come off.
 

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ski rope is generally small enough to give it an extra wrap around the post, never had one come off.
Before you put the rope on, wrap the rope around your finger making a loop, then put it on the ski tow. Never had one come off.
 

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i have the eddie marine version on my boat. every rope ive ever had has a loop at the end of it that i stuff in the hole and pull tight against the post. 6 years in my curent boat and ive never lost a rope. no special fasteners needed to keep it secure.
 

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I have the same ski tow, this is how pops taught me to do it. Take the two small loops and put then over the tow one at a time. Won't come off.
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Thanks guys! I figured there was a way. I have a spliced loop in the end, so if I just make that a slip note like in the last post, it should hold with no issues.

Leaving tomorrow to go pick up the boat. 22 hours of driving!
 

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Just throw the loop over it, I've never had it come off, in almost five years of owning the boat.
 

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If you ever want to put a loop at the end of a line (ropes are for cowboys), and want to undo the knot, you would use a bowline.
Bowline- http://avhs.ednet.ns.ca/staff/wile/s22704_bowline.gif .

If you need a loop in the middle of a line, you would use a bowline on a bite.
Bowline on a bite- http://www.2020site.org/knots/images/bowlinonbighta.gif .

What is nice about these are the fact that undoing is easy, just fold in half and it loosens the knot.

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