Another idea, and one that I tried with mixed success, is to run a line through a pool noodle and tie the ends to the bow and stern cleats. If Charlie would post a picture of the one I gave him before I take a pic to post, you'll get a better idea of what I'm describing. Actually, I took it one step further by wrapping a few noodles with vinyl and putting eyelets at each end to run a line through. They work pretty well but take up quite a bit of room when not in use. I guess there are pros and cons to every idea.