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Old 02-01-2016, 08:02 AM   #1
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Old lines

What do you do with old lines? I've got a pile in the basement of old dock lines, jib sheets, traveller lines, etc, etc.. They've lived a hard life. Looking for ideas other than just letting the pile grow.

When switching to all-chain I did recycle the old anchor rode into a set of 'storm' dock lines but as for the rest of the pile...
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:14 AM   #2
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marlinspike into mats?
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:24 AM   #3
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I have a few old lines securing the tarp that is covering my deck furniture.
I have 2 coiled up behind the seat of my pickup to tie down loads or in case someone needs to get pulled out of a ditch or snow bank.
One is in the shed for the grandkids to use for tug of war.

But like you I still have a slew of them laying around.
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:34 AM   #4
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Drop them off at your favorite boatyard or marina. They will either use them in the yard or as additional storm lines for boats in the marina.

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The marina I used to be in begged for them for their dredger.
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At some point they go in the trash. They were retired for a reason.
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Give hem to sailors to make baggywrinkle.
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Old 02-03-2016, 06:08 PM   #8
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Here are some of my favorite old lines...

Pushing fifty isn't the problem - it's pulling forty nine.

Look, children are just pathetic substitutes for people who can't have pets.

I'm a citizen of the world but I'm based in Bayonne.

I don't know what I'd do without her but I'd sure like to find out.
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Two of my old mooring lines are holding up a tree that split in half. With only one half left it's vulnerable to west winds.

I need to top the tree.
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Give hem to sailors to make baggywrinkle.
Ok.... so I will ask the question that is on everyone's mind...... what is a baggywrinkle?
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Hmmmmm Imagine that.
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Old timers and sailor's lingo....
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Facial features?.
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