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  Anchor point...................
  Posted by: on Jun-10-13 1:12 PM (EST)

If you could thread a haul rope thru a tugeye, that might just be a decent anchor point?

The stress of a haul system on a badly jammed canoe will often snap wooden grab handles & wooden thwarts like toothpicks. Have seen built in grab handles; as incorporated into the decking of Old Town & Mad River canoes used as anchor points. Have seen it work on occasion(light jams); have also seen complete decks ripped off the gunwales of canoes, and part of the gunwales destroyed to boot. Have also seen aluminum thwarts & seats ripped out of Grumman, Alumacraft, and Osagian canoes when they were used for anchor points.

All depends on the situation.
One option: multiple, snug wraps of the haul line around the canoe as anchor to the canoe.


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