with carabiners for that same fear.
But I get used climbing carabiners cheap at the local store 'yearly swap meet'.
I also add a series of half-hitcvhes to use up the remaining rope.
When on the warter, my painter has carabiners at both ends, one clipped to my grab-handle, the other to wrap around a tree and clip to keep the boat where I put it.
Deck Rigging Gear
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