Clothesline post to deck
I currently have a 4x4 clothesline post tied to my old deck. The clothesline runs from the deck to the end of my backyard (about 40'). The post is fastened to the deck with (2) 1/2" through-bolts to the outside of the rim joist and extends about 6' above the deck. It is completely supported by the bolts (i.e not notched) and also doubles as a railing post. The post (as well as the railing section tied to it) now leans in the direction of the clothesline because of all the weight. The culprit seems to be the connection to the rim that's not strong enough to hold to post plumb.
I plan to demo the old deck this summer and build a new one. I have to find a way to tie a clothesline post so it won't lean in the direction of the clothesline. I thought about pouring an extra concrete pier for the post and still attach it to the rim joist with bolts, but I'd really like to avoid the extra pier if possible.