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Old 03-02-2014, 02:21 PM   #41
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Is this 5/8" or 3/4" anchor line .

I agree with taking it to a chandlery. Or, locate a shop that makes and sells rigging gear (sail boat and/or crane lifting slings). Rigging shops typically sell lots of rope of all varieties. With so many new fibers being introduced it could be very hard to get anything conclusive from weight per foot and who knows the accuracy of your scale... Just my opinion... When you go to a rigging shop only talk with the shop foreman or shop manager. Sales people in these shops simply cannot be relied on as they typically have no real world experience. I ran a large shop for a few years, my sales people always wanted to believe that knowledge was anointed with a job title. My motto then as now... "sneak up softly and whack em with a big stick."

Plus, rope is manufactured to a spec that has 'oversize when new' tolerance.
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:31 PM   #42
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My cleats appear to be about 8 inches (haven't measured them). They work fine.



A bollard secures the forward lines.
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Old 03-02-2014, 02:32 PM   #43
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How about using calipers on widest diameter in multiple locations. But, you would need to know the manufactured oversize tolerance. All rope has a larger measured diameter than nominal diameter when new and unused. Take it to the pros for their opinion.
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Old 03-03-2014, 01:33 PM   #44
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OK OK OK evrybody will get their 150 ft section of line when you show up at my varnish party when I finish my teak project and you can call it what you want. I do have about 500' of some smaller line. I could take a picture of it and start this BS all over again. I promise to come up with a better thread next time.
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Old 03-03-2014, 02:04 PM   #45
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[QUOTE=Pack Mule; I could take a picture of it and start this BS all over again. I promise to come up with a better thread next time.[/QUOTE]

I'll start it for you......What time does the 5 o'clock bus stop at the marina?
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:06 PM   #46
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Mark those cleats look too small for the line you're using.

What size is your line? I use 5/8ths for mooring and anchor lines. I have the original cap rail cleats and think they are a bit small. Have a samson post on either side that I think was added by a PO. Don't like them. They are too small for the 5/8ths line also .. even the larger one. Perhaps Willard intended for us to use 1/2" line. If I was putting on a new cap rail like Pack Mule I'd definitely get bigger cleats.

Oh .. I noticed your ragged end mooring line. I have some almost that bad but the un-ragged part is still probably good. Much of your stuff and my stuff looks a bit commercial. As we like it.

Is that your Trinka on cabin top? looks too small. Sure like your hand rails and the windows too. No comment on the fenders.
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Eric, that's a builder's photo taken in China prior to shipment. It is the best photo I have of the cleats. ... Those aren't my lines. I use one-half and five-eights inch lines. ... I disposed of the tire fenders soon after receiving the boat. ... The boat on the saloon roof is a racing dinghy built for James DeWitt to his design. This saved him shipping costs. He and the builder helped me commission the Coot upon delivery to California.
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Mark,

OK GOOD.
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