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Old 05-16-2016, 11:20 PM   #1
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TF DISCOUNT: Quickline stern-tie (w/video)

Hey everyone -

We created a new Pacific NW Boater TESTED video on the Quickline Flat Rope & Reel. Made last year on our trip to the Broughtons, we tested the unit quite a bit stern-tying in various situations. We loved it well enough to not only recommend, but to also sell them in our new online store:

https://www.pacificnwboatertested.co...flat-rope-reel

No, they are not cheap! (And yes, I know there are many on this forum who would rather just make their own...) But they are extremely well engineered and built. Our unit (QLF42115) will certainly out last our ownership of the boat.

For fellow Trawler Forum members we are offering FREE SHIPPING. During the checkout process in the shopping cart simply enter TFSHIPPING in the coupon code to create the free shipping option. Then select free shipping! Quickline will ship you the unit directly via FedEx Ground. The coupon will expire at the end of June.

https://youtu.be/m4v5Wo1WXoI
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:49 AM   #2
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Those things are neat but very noisy! I hope you can figure out a way to deploy them in a wind that doesn't drive everyone else in the anchorage batty. Perhaps a kellet mid-span?
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Old 05-17-2016, 11:59 AM   #3
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Great looking product! Thanks for the TF Special, Darren! That's something that would be beneficial here in the CA Delta where a stern tie is commonly used to the shore.
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Old 05-17-2016, 01:34 PM   #4
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Those things are neat but very noisy! I hope you can figure out a way to deploy them in a wind that doesn't drive everyone else in the anchorage batty. Perhaps a kellet mid-span?
While we've never encountered that, either with our unit or others we've been anchored nearby, the culprit is the flat line itself. In any situation with wind and flat line a simple twist or two will eliminate that annoying noise.
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Old 05-17-2016, 02:36 PM   #5
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Thanks for sharing
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Old 05-17-2016, 04:46 PM   #6
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While we've never encountered that, either with our unit or others we've been anchored nearby, the culprit is the flat line itself. In any situation with wind and flat line a simple twist or two will eliminate that annoying noise.
I've seen that technique used by truckers with their hold down straps. A twist or two keeps the strap from flapping or singing in the wind.
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I've seen that technique used by truckers with their hold down straps. A twist or two keeps the strap from flapping or singing in the wind.
It is a good technique for straps holding down the Bimini top as well. Half a turn or one full turn is enough.
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FWIW, it also works on jacklines on sailboats that are used as attachment points for harnesses.
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OK time for a story. Last year a friend cruised to Alaska. All winter long he was showing us this strap with its fancy reel and he bragged how much he paid for it. Yep lots of $$$$$$.


Off to the cruise. First time he runs a stern line, little breezy. His Admiral is trying to keep the boat from swinging. Off he goes to shore stripping off his expensive flat line. He almost gets to shore and then......What the hell?? The expensive flat line start pulling him back to the boat at a high rate of speed! He is screaming at the admiral to put the engines in neutral! She runs to the back of the boat in a panic, but didn't place the boat in neutral! She runs back to the bridge and shuts off the engines! His new very $$$$ was all wrapped up in the props. He had to dive under the boat and cut his new, now slightly used top $$$ strap off the propos. He was also lucky as there was a diver in the same cove.........
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Just a quick heads up for anyone interested: the free shipping coupon code expires on June 30th...
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Old 08-24-2016, 08:17 PM   #13
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Fellow TFers -

As this thread has been viewed more than 900 times we've decided to reactivate the TF free shipping discount (enter TFSHIPPING in the coupon code to activate the free shipping option). Well, that and the fact no one has taken advantage of the discount yet we've decided not only to reactivate it but to also leave the expiration date open...

Seriously, we understand while this is a product that many people might want, they will typically think about it for awhile. We wanted one for years before we finally got one.

And don't let all the naysayers dissuade you. We love ours. It's easy to use and works really well. And it's a great looking piece of stainless hardware. If you can make one yourself, that's great. But if you want a Quickline Flat Rope & Reel you get free shipping when you purchase one in our online store. Click the link below and watch the video we made testing the unit out last summer.

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I would have loved it and appreciate the free shipping offer. For myself, I decided to roll my own. Not nearly as nice, professional, or as easy to use, but a lot less expensive. Even so, thanks for extending the offer to TF.
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Old 09-16-2016, 01:51 PM   #15
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Great upgrade , I haven't looked at $ as I have a homemade system , its just not as pretty.
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Down here in the south we call that stern anchoring. I can't tell you how many I've lost because I forgot they where out! I know it sounds bad and dammit it is bad!
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