SailNet Community - View Single Post - What Size Dock Lines do I Need ?
View Single Post
Old 01-10-2014
blt2ski's Avatar
blt2ski blt2ski is offline
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 6,838
Thanks: 0
Thanked 25 Times in 24 Posts
Rep Power: 11
blt2ski will become famous soon enough
Re: What Size Dock Lines do I Need ?

Take your pick on the line style. I use braided, for the above mentioned reasons. Altho I do have some 3/8" 3 strand made specifically for going thru the local locks. for my 28 LOD 6500 lbs boat, a bit light for stronger winds, but for the going thru locks application, works fine.

OTher wise I believe I have 9/16 might be 1/2" for normal mooring lines. Mine are 15' long, plenty for "MY" slips application. I do have some extra 25' ones along with the 50' ones ready on the boat when at other slips/marinas where a longer rope comes in handy.

She drives me boat,
I drives me dinghy!
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook