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Boaters use zip ties for myriad applications, including as depth markers for anchor chains. Measure the chain in 10-foot increments and affix the corresponding number of zip ties at those spots (two ties for 20 feet, three ties for 30 feet, etc.) You also can use zip ties to hold nonslip mats or rugs in place on the swim platform, and as a quick fix for broken zippers on canvas.
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