I am thinking of putting my bird in a wet slip for the summer as the local marina has a really great rate and I hope it will allow me to use it more. Since the bird is self bailing and I will have power attached to keep my bilge set to auto, I am not real worried (should I be?). However, I am trying to figure out the best way to attach the ropes - which will be adjusted so they really need to "slip" onto the boat each time so I don't have to constantly re adjust them. Here's what I was thinking: the 2 bow lines are easy as I can put the loop end thru the cleat. The spring line and crossing rear lines I was thinking of tying them off to the deck cleat and then using the loop end of the line and slipping it over the rod holders that are mounted to the poling platform. Any feedback would be appreciated.