Standard deck lines are 3/16-inch black shock cord and are also available
in 1/4-inch black. Other colors or sizes are available by special order.
Another option is polyline with wooden tightening blocks rather than shockcord.
You can add or eliminate deck lines, as you see fit. Outfitting the deck
is a very individual thing. While some people like to have a lot of shock cords
for tying down gear or grabbing during a wet entry, some prefer a minimum.
Our standard boat offers lines both in front and behind the cockpit. On
the Argo, there are no lines behind the rear cockpit due to lack of space.
Because of safety considerations, we always recommend installation of
one set of shock cords at each cockpit to use for wet entry (open water
Deck and rudder lines are held in place, and grab handles secured, by
eye straps that are available in wood (standard), bronze, stainless steel, or black
plastic. Wooden fittings match the rest of the trim pieces on your boat
unless specifically requested otherwise. We dont recommend bronze
for salt water applications. Bronze weathers to a dark color (think of
a bronze statute) if not polished regularly and in salt water it will
corrode and pit.