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post #4 of Old 12-19-2011
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The length should be nearly equal to the wave length of the sea. In this case both boats will be on top or at the bottom of the waves. Although they recomend a piece of weight to be suspended in the middle, it does not help any. The line should be as elastic as possible. Classic shock absorbing gear sold in chandelaries are very good in mairnas but do not serve anything in towing. The thickness of the line should be the thickness of the smaller boats standard mooring lines. The loads on attachments is really very high so it is better to sacrifice the line instead of the boaats cleats.
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