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Re: What Size Dock Lines do I Need ?

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Greg - I'm shipping you a box of lines. Splicing an eye in 3-strand takes me about eight minutes. Double braid takes me 20 minutes or more. How do you figure double braid is easier to splice?

Seriously though three strand slices make my head hurt, I always loose track of which strand goes where next. It is easier in a 'get the lines to do what I need sense, but for me it is much harder in a 'keep everything organized' sense. I figure about 15 minutes for a double braid splice, and about an hour for three stand.

My trying to splice brait is like watching an OCD monkey throwing poo. Everything starts off all organized but quickly turns into a **** storm no matter how it starts.

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Re: What Size Dock Lines do I Need ?

So, one final thought: after replacing crispy lines, and adding some chafe gear, the last consideration may be where to tie off. There may be some locations that are just untenable in certain conditions. I think if I was in a transient slip that was too bumpy, I would ask if there are any other options that have more protection. If not, then it might be safer for the boat to be anchored.

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