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post #9 of Old 05-07-2006
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The reason I recommend the double sheet bend is that the reef knot, when under a load that surges for an extended period of time can become impossible to untie. Also, the tight bend radius of a reef knot loses more of the rope strength than the double sheet bend generally. No point in having a long anchor rode, if it can't support the strain of your boat pulling on it. A single line is still preferable to two joined lines.
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