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post #8 of Old 05-18-2011
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1/2 inch is more than adequate for your boat. The length of bow and stern lines should equal two-thirds of your boat's overall length. Spring lines should be slightly longer, approximately the same length as your boat. Spring lines keep the boat snugly near the dock by preventing it from moving fore or aft, while allowing for the rise and fall of the tide. Keep in mind; the position of cleats on your boat and dock may affect the length of the dockline. I wouldnt bother with the snubbers if using nylon line. You can buy a 20 ft 1/2 inch double braided line for about $15 already professionally spliced
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