Block and tackle were used to take the loads off the dock lines while testers measured the loads with a calibrated load cell.

Spring Lines for Storm Preparedness

The often overlooked spring line proves its worth in storm simulation experiments.

A well-secured boat in the best-designed marina can’t be expected to survive a direct hit from a hurricane. Major boat-insurance companies recommend hauling out and tying down your boat, but that isn’t always an option, nor is it any guarantee.

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