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post #8 of Old 10-10-2012
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Re: Boat Bondage!

When I was on a floating dock I'd double up lines before a storm. My normal 1/2" lines, then my 5/8" storm lines tied with a little slack. As the 1/2" lines started to stretch the 5/8" lines would start taking the load. Seemed to work well and prevented that sharp jerking motion.

I also doubled up my fenders at different heights, so if one popped up above the dock the other would still be in place.

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