Join Date: Jun 2000
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Docking my Pearson 26''''
The reason you want 3-strand line for dockline and not braid is because the twisted line stretches more, and so gives the boat (and you) a gentler ride. People put people put 3-strand snubbers on their anchor chains for the same reason. We use braid docklines because we have lots of used leftover genoa sheets (braid), and we don''t tie up for much more than refueling and washing down, maybe once a month, for about an hour. If we tied up more, we''d use the braid to make turks'' head mats instead.