To date Ive used small ratchet nylon straps to fasten my akas to my deck. I want to be a little more traditional though and go with the rope lashings. What is that nifty knot however that is used and is the rope attached to the aka or the eye bolt?
Lastly, Ive got rope and fastners to raise and lower my rudder. Ive chanced it in the past that I wouldnt hit a rock, shoal or sandbar but sooner or later its inevitable. So I have a line for lifting and pulling down the rudder but my question is simply - Is there such a thing as a cleat or somesuch that will keep tentsion on the rope holding down the rudder but release like a clutch if I hit a rock? A fixed cleat could be ripped right off the deck.
Thanks in advance guys!!!