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Sizing of Dock Lines...

So the dock lines that came with my boat are so old, large, stiff, and crustified that I could probably use them to fend OFF if necessary. They're a bear to use and barely fit through our fairleads. I think I'm going to break with my tradition of line use which is: Halyard becomes, sheet becomes, dockline, becomes, fender line.

I think it's time to treat ourselves to new lines for our docklines. The question though is, what size? We're quite a bit larger than my last boat and weigh in at about 30K pounds. Some of our lines creak and squeak when it's windy, which is something I'd like to avoid.

If they're oversized do they still creak or is it just the small ones? How about 3 strand vs 8plat? Suggestions?

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