Get some leverage
QI sometimes find that I can’t undo my mooring ropes, particularly on rivers if the water level drops and the rope has been wet. I have a bad back and can’t always get the pins out when this happens. Is there any simple solution?
AYes, there is; use another pin as a lever. Get another pin, put it through the ‘spare’ eye on the pin that’s in the ground at an angle of around 45 degrees and then pull upwards on one end while resting the other end against the ground. You’ll find that the lever effect makes it quite easy to get the recalcitrant pin out and then you can remove the mooring rope. Don’t ‘tie’ a mooring rope to the pin, just take it through the eye with a couple of loops and take it back to the T-stud.