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post #22 of Old 07-14-2014
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Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

Your old lines were probably larger in diameter than when new. A common mistake is to replace them with new ones of the same diameter as found. You may have gotten some savvy advice from the salespeople, after all.

I made the mistake of replacing an old keel pennant with sta-set of the same diameter as the line that was removed. The replacement was too tight around the blocks and I ended up buying a new, nest smaller size line and learning a lesson about matching the diameter of a new line to an old, fuzzed-up line.
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