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Get an eight-plait rope like Brait. It will be easy to stow, flakes well, doesn't hockle like three-strand, and takes up less space. It should be 5/8" generally, but you need to check the specs for your windlass. My windlass gypsy takes 5/16" HT G43 chain and 5/8" rope. Breaking strength of 5/8" rope is about 11,000 lbs.
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You know what the first rule of sailing is? ...Love. You can learn all the math in the 'verse, but you take
a boat to the sea you don't love, she'll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps
her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she's hurting 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.
—Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity (edited)
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