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03/28/2024 06:59AM  
For those who have outfitted a Northstar canoe for whitewater, how do you stow your lining rope/painters?

Usually, I drill holes in the end decks and add some shock/bungee cord there to lash down either a throw bag or butterfly coil of rope so I can grab it and swim to shore.

The Northstar end decks don't seem large enough to accommodate lashing down a coil of rope so I'm curious what others have done? I've thought about attaching it to the grab handle but it seems like that could be a little harder to get at in a difficult situation?
 
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03/28/2024 09:22AM  
keth0601: "...I drill holes in the end decks and add some shock/bungee cord there to lash down... a coil of rope
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That's what I did on my Mad River Destiny. When the bungee cord wore out, I went with a cup hook and twist tie on the underside of the end deck to hold a coil of rope.
 
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03/29/2024 07:53AM  
Agree, the deck plate on NS Trillium seemed too small. Using this on the grab handle
RedLeaf tether tab
 
04/04/2024 12:54PM  
This is what I came up with. Removed the end decks and added some bungee cord wrapped around the end deck and tied underneath. The rivets keep it in place.

 
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04/07/2024 04:23PM  
Looks great. Nice and clean.
 
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