Originally Posted by rmeador
Thanks for the explanation. I guess both my dock lines
and my sheets are double braid. I have some three-strand line
that I use for backup dock lines
right now, but it's probably too small for that job, and I really don't like it... it's hard to work with, and ugly. After I made my first post, I checked prices on Defender and they're quite a bit cheaper even after WM's discount. I just checked out RWRope, but they don't list prices on their website. As a rule, I try to avoid doing business with companies that don't list prices.
One reason they don't list their prices is that they do a lot of custom work at very reasonable prices. A majority of their work is custom and they're very good at it. We had a 35' anchor
bridle made up for my friend's catamaran while we waited. 3/4" megaplait line
with a locking brummel splice and thimble in the center for far less than a shorter, off-the-shelf bridle was at Defender.
In 2009, I bought a spool of 600' 3/8" spectra cored line for less than $.80/foot, which is comparable to T-900 and that was going for $2.00/ft.
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