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Where to get CHEAP LINE

I'm looking for utility line, of all sizes to use for various things on my boat. Problem is that I find myself wanting to wander back to the spools at the marine store. Problem is that I don't NEED 5,000 breaking strength on all my line.

For example, I want to replace my current dinghy lifting davit lines with thicker line so that they are easier on the hand. If I go with big marine line it is much to expensive and it is also far stronger than I need.

I should also say that I am not interested in polypropylene line. That stuff turns to powder even in our puny northwest sun!

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PS Bonus points to anyone who can find cheap multi-purchase non rusting pulleys!
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Where to get CHEAP LINE

Try Cajun ropes. Or eBay.
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Re: Where to get CHEAP LINE

This is a great place to by good quality rope cheap. eBay My World - roscoef
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Re: Where to get CHEAP LINE

I second Joel's recommendation of eBay - plenty of inexpensive line, new and used.
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Re: Where to get CHEAP LINE

Home depot, lowes or other hardware stores.

Even REI has different styles of ropes that might very well work.

A lot depends upon the type of line you are looking for, strength etc.

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Re: Where to get CHEAP LINE

Check the marine places for 'end of spool' line as well. They don't advertise it, but you shouldn't need much for davits.
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Re: Where to get CHEAP LINE

webriggingsupply

I have used them with good luck. I cant post the link.. dont have enough posts
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Re: Where to get CHEAP LINE

Thanks for the replies! Good suggestions.

The REI idea reminded me of something.... My previous boat was owned by a climber as evidenced by all the figure 8 knots and nary a bowline on the boat. He also had climbing rope strung all over the craft and after a couple years in the marine environment it was as stiff as stainless 1x19 wire.

Not all rope is good for our applications (and marine rope isn't the only type that is). In addition to the great suggestions on where to get cheap line, what other types of line have you used with good success in the marine environment?

Thanks again!

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Re: Where to get CHEAP LINE

Given you are posting on SailNet's site, have you considered checking out the Rigging tab under the SailNet Store?
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Re: Where to get CHEAP LINE

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Given you are posting on SailNet's site, have you considered checking out the Rigging tab under the SailNet Store?
Not really... I'm looking for alternatives to "marine grade" line.

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