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Re: What Size Dock Lines do I Need ?
Chafe protection, particularly where the dockline will go through chocks or rub against rails is the best take away here. Buy some generic lengths, cut them to size and tack them on the lines with a few stitches. Since you'll be at random slips, all your dock lines need to be a bit longer, so you'll be flexible. However, you will probably want to set them up to go on the same cleat each time, as the chafe protection requirement is likely different at each. Just put a small mark on the chafe sleeve, such as A for aft or B for bow, etc.
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