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Old 10-16-2015, 07:13 PM   #21
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easier to splice and it's what's available on the bottom of the ocean for free.
Well, some people just have different habits and hobbies, I guess. Buy a big expensive dive boat so you can go down to scavenge for bits of prop chopped rope to splice together and call it a line.

I'm with the Spy. Only time I've seen 3 strand in BC is on boats with laundry hangin' from those really tall masts.
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Old 10-16-2015, 09:29 PM   #22
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We're having an ongoing battle with at my state owned and operated marina. There's the two percenters who tie up their boats with binder twine, old shoe laces, or whatever is handy that create a problem. Management response? The legal whiz kids decided that all dock lines must be no older than 2 years.
That's ridiculous! When the marina does their annual "stalk" to identify boats owing property tax, they could just as well do inspection of lines and identify those that are obviously in need of replacement. Jurisdictions without property tax? They should do a periodic inspection regardless. And they should figure out how to dispose of boats who haven't paid for berthage in six months.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:04 PM   #23
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How about your neighbours lines?

The boat we share a slip with is a lot heavier than ours and I've never seen the owner on it once. Several times a year I check out how his lines are doing, and let the marina know when there's an issue. Last time I checked one of the lines had worn through the sheath with nothing but core left. The marina figured that was the last straw and it's now on stands in the yard. It would have done some serious damage to our boat if it ever broke free while a north wind was blowing!
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:17 PM   #24
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For stiff lines try putting them in a garbage bag with a bucket or two of water with fabric softener. Put it in a tub in the back of a pickup, or car trunk, and drive around as usual for a couple of days the sloshing will clean and soften it up, rinse well.
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Old 10-17-2015, 12:49 AM   #25
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Why the love affair with 3 strand?
Always used braided nylon for everything.
Maybe the Candian dollar is doing better than I thought.

As has been pointed out, 3 strand is cheaper, stronger, more stretch, and lasts forever. That is why I use them for our permanent dock lines at the home slip.

We keep a full set of braided mooring lines on the boat to use when away. It is easier on the hands, more flexible, and frankly looks better.
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Old 10-17-2015, 01:21 AM   #26
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Maybe the Candian dollar is doing better than I thought.
Most Canadians bought their braided lines many years ago when the buck was higher than yours.

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We keep a full set of braided mooring lines on the boat to use when away. It is easier on the hands, more flexible, and frankly looks better.
That is what prompted the question.
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Old 10-17-2015, 07:28 AM   #27
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Well, some people just have different habits and hobbies, I guess. Buy a big expensive dive boat so you can go down to scavenge for bits of prop chopped rope to splice together and call it a line.
What can I say, I like free stuff. Swimming along a shipwreck gathering lobsters and scallops, I find a 150' of brand new 3 strand 1/2" nylon. Cut the rope above the thimble and shove in my game bag. 5 minutes of my time is worth that piece of rope. Guess you have always had enough money where picking up free stuff was beneath you.

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Old 10-17-2015, 10:36 AM   #28
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Guess you have always had enough money where picking up free stuff was beneath you.
Yup and I guess it'll stay there 'cause I don't have the gear to go down and get it.


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Old 10-17-2015, 03:13 PM   #29
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I like 5/8" braid for the bow and stern lines and 1/2" laid line for my springers, since there is so much more stretch in the laid lines. I wore out a braided line in less than a month when it was wrapped around square edged moorings (no cleats) that hadn't been routed on the corners. I had noticed a lot of the long term locals had chain wrapped around the moorings with their mooring lines off of the chain. Now I understand why...
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