What is the issue?Warps are not convenient to get on a mooring cleat. Loops tend to fall flat and closed as opposed to an open lasso that is much easier to get around a mooring cleat or post.
Why address this?Making it easier to get the boat belayed in a marina will make coming alongside less stressful and prevent the odd accidental over run.
How to address this?Cover the end of the marina warp with plastic hose piping and splice it in. The plastic piping tends to hold itself open.
A large section, approximately 80 cm, of reinforced plastic pipe inserted onto the end of a warp will make a drop-on open loop that is easy to get on a marina cleat or post. Once on the cleat or post it will protect the warp from chafe.
With thanks to:Michael Harpur, Yacht Obsession.
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