Originally Posted by FlyWright
Those weren't pics from my boat, just examples from the 'net.
My dental floss mooring lines have drinking straws for chafe protection.
Don't think dental floss is too small...I sure thought that way for the longest time till I got into commercial stuff.
depending on the line...it can be a whole different ballgame.
So if what you have is holding and not wearing too rapidly...you might have a good combination.
More chafe protection isn't usually bad...unless done completely wrong.
Like I said a long time ago...I got some cheap 1/2 inch for free so right after I bought the boat...I used it thinking I would replace it after the first season or sooner if wear developed. Neither has happened and I'm in an exposed marina with up to a 3 knot tidal current. Only during storms have I doubled up.
So dental floss may not be all that bad...as I've seen some lines that nearly chafed through in light conditions overnight (wow!) and other boats tied up with dental floss survive storm conditions.
Like most docking situations/requirements....each situation, combination and lines are adequate or not for THAT situation.