Get the dakine straps, probably in the online store here ,if not Rick Bliss/New England Catamarans has them. Just put them where your back foot was in the snotty stuff. Helps if you can reach the backside of the hull for washers and locknuts, if not you'll have to put in a threaded insert or plug or something to hold the screws.Seal the hole with 5200.
"I said, now, I said ,pay attention boy!"
The cure for anything is salt water - sweat, tears, or the sea
If a man is to be obsessed by something.... I suppose a boat is as good as anything... perhaps a bit better than most.
E. B. White