This outfitting is on a new canoe that will be used on moving water but little, if any, WW. The perimeter line is run only around the bow and stern sections of the canoe. The cockpit area does not have any lines. Until I get to know where to place more permanent D ring gear tie offs, the perimeter line is where gear bags are attached. Preferring not to drill any new holes in the canoe, I use machine screws the canoe maker has supplied on their hardware to mount loops for threading the perimeter line.I'm curious as the the purpose for which you initially installed the perimeter lines. Sea kayaks commonly have perimeter lines to assist grabbing the kayak in a capsize or rescue situation, and a web of other lines and bungees to assist holding paddles, gear, hatches, and paddle float rescues.