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Old 05-19-2011
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Originally Posted by tap View Post
Seems like a lot of trouble to have your lines shackled to the dock, if you wanted to take them with you on the boat. Do you put a wire or zip tie through the shackle pin to keep them from unscrewing open?

Do lines have a problem chafing through where they are tied to a dock cleat? My lines seem to get far more wear where they rub something on the boat.
That's the point; You do not take your mooring lines with you - they are permanently attached to the dock for the season. Yes, the shackles are wired as a requirement (and out of good sense).

If you were to permanently attach lines to a dock cleat or bollard for a whole season, they will definitely chafe. How much? I suppose that depends on movement and how much the line works back and forth.
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