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Re: My last little bit of planning

Shore tie line should be a floating line.. Some use cheap polypropylene but I find its too prone to twisting and knotting itself up. We use a yellow floating braided line, not sure the name, but think its a Samson brand.

Another reason for stern tying is that the depth vs size of the cove doesn't allow you space to swing free if you use textbook scope. Btw you can pretty much forget 7:1 in most of these places.

Books are good, it's great you're preparing, but like so many of today's young parents, sometimes they read too many....


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