Adding Perimeter lines to a Wilderness Tchaika. Have the materials ready, but have some questions on how best to proceed...
For the rigging the deck lines to the furthest end of the bow or stern which would be the better option?
Option 1 - drill a hole (but not expanding) next to the bow/stern toggle lines?
(top view of this area)
Option 2 - mount a pad eye behind the area in option 1:
All the factory installed pad eyes are parallel to the hull:
Assuming I install my pad eyes in the same manner - what would be the best way to run the perimeter lines through them?
Would probably need to make a knot to keep the loop from slipping through the pad eye? - would make a good mounting point for accessories & bungees?
I also have four point mounts, but they seem kinda 'ugly', especially since the other mounts are standard pad eyes - however would these be a better solution?
I can't seem to figure out what the purpose of these cleats are for.
Reading up on some of the archives - it looks like the Mariner kayaks had something like this but they were recessed and it seems like their purpose was to hold a paddle across the deck (with some bungees/rigging?) - however on this kayak they seem to be more of an annoyance at best and a hazard in bad conditions....
If I were to remove them, what could I replace them with/fill in the holes with?
Thanks in advance!,