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Originally Posted by Cruisingdad View Post
13) Double or triple lines if you are in a marina. I call it spidering, but I am sure there is some nautical term for it. Basically the more lines, the better.

Great Post CD, thanks for the reminder.

A added suggestion.............................

If keeping the boat at the dock is your only choice...consider when adding dock lines, use 3-4 different diameter dock lines. The smallest line should be the shortest, (not tight just shorter than the rest) and it will stretch the most and absorb a lot of the shock, then the next size a bit longer, and so on. This worked well for us during Isabel in 2003. I cant take credit for the idea, my boat neighbor at the time suggested it, a 70 year old salt



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