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I'll second Cajun Trading (we don't all have a West Marine Outlet in town)
Only complaint with Cajun is they are a little slow to ship. Plan a couple of weeks ahead and your rope will show up at your door ready to become line.

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Realy don't think hardware rope is going to work all that great, the softer stuff from the hardware stores stretch out much easier.
I use it for light duty non-critical things around the house and garage, and for a few things on the boat, and have found that half inch hardware store rope will often stretch out a lot, and shrink (diameterwise) from say 1/2 inch to 3/8inch with just a couple of decent pulls, not good for halyards. Don't know what the elongation does to the strength rating, but it starts out much lower than equivelant size marine rope.

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Hardware store rope is great for messenger lines...that's about it though.

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You could go the Bernard Moitessier route and make your own rope out of the remnants of thrown-out fibers.

Or you can go caveman and make it from your own hair.
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I will buy my halyards and sheets from Cajun in Canada. I will get the halyards prespliced to SS shackles. I should have asked weeks ago. I have beed confused about rope selection for weeks. So much wasted surfing...

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They're not too bad... I have a local company here that I deal with that has much better prices, but they don't ship. Earlier this year they had 10mm T900 for less than $2.00 / ft., and only charge $10 per splice.
Dog, who do you use? You're in or near Annapolis, right?
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Dog, who do you use? You're in or near Annapolis, right?

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OK, but this could become tedious. Pittsburgh? Fargo?
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Oh, your profile thing says New England. Phoenix?
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