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Nice photo....does look like you're about to ram and board them though.

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Great shot!
Thanks Jason, There are a few more here if you're interested
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I use three-strand nylon (5/8") for my mooring lines and anchor rode for my Watkins 23 XL. The reason is that three strand nylon is very strong and it will stretch readily which reduces stress on the vessel; three strand is also easy to splice and a lot cheaper than double braid. I had to put a larger hawsepipe on the foc'sle but its an easy job.

What an awsome little boat we have! Have lots of fun and post a picture or two!

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Also, take a look at the end of spool remnant rack. If you know how long of a line you need, sometimes you can pickup a good deal, like 50% off.

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First, I'd highly recommend you get David Seidman's book The Complete Sailor, which is about $16 in most bookstores.
Yes, get this book- it's amazing! I am also pretty new to sailing, and have read that book cover to cover like 6 times. It should be required reading for anyone just getting into sailing IMO.
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