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Re: Strip: Options for deck line fittings

I was envisioning the "tensioner" as a way to overcome the stretch issue. Picture four web loops, two at the stern and two a foot or so back from the bow, so the perimeter loop forms a rectangle. Then another line is tied to that perimeter line on the short side of the rectangle at the bow, and pulled forward to create a triangle, tensioning the entire loop, then tied off to the "eye" in the bow. (of course real installation would have more web loops, so not actually a rectangle) Thought I saw a photo of this somewhere - that's why I thought it was what you meant.

That would work - with knots. I wouldn't bother with cleats to tension the deck lines.
I don't know if the pic of the Romany bow is clear enough to show it, but the deck lines are terminated at the fitting with a knot, so that allows some adjustment.
On my boats I usually have a loop in one end of the deck line and just tie the other end to that loop with a bunch of half hitches. For more permanent knots I stitch the ends with sail twine. I've also used sewing to make low-profile loops. Good waxed sail thread/twine with sewing through the two parts of the line for a few inches is very strong. You need a palm (as well as proper sail needle) to do this, usually.

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