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Rope = Wire Rope... the correct nomenclature for WIRE ROPE

Line = Natural or synthetic fibers made rope The correct nomenclature on a vessel is LINE. Now if you are on a ranch then it is a lariat for roping calves & steers.

Now do any of you have any questions?

But then it is your boat...So call it anything you want as long as the person on another vessel understands your meaning & nomenclature.

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Go to where a bunch of 40 foot racers dock. Fish out their old lines from the garbage. Put in a mesh bag and wash a couple of times in a washing machine. Cut out the lengths you need and melt and whip the ends.

Alternatively, use climbing line that mountaineers use. The loads are going to less on a 20 footer than on a plummeting climber, and the outer covers are friction-resistant. A guy who runs a window-washing firm just donated hundreds of feet of 1/2" to our club because he has to "retire" it every two years by law. Good enough for my staysail sheets? Hell, yes it is, and for half a dozen other things aboard as well.

If it's a 20 foot slow boat, you won't see much benefit from new line, and "old line" for racers is frequently good enough for smaller, dinking-around boats.
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Rope = Wire Rope... the correct nomenclature for WIRE ROPE

Line = Natural or synthetic fibers made rope The correct nomenclature on a vessel is LINE. Now if you are on a ranch then it is a lariat for roping calves & steers.

Now do any of you have any questions?

But then it is your boat...So call it anything you want as long as the person on another vessel understands your meaning & nomenclature.
Isn't it considered rope until it serves a purpose aboard, at which point it becomes line?
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To me it is new line...

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Go to where a bunch of 40 foot racers dock. Fish out their old lines from the garbage. Put in a mesh bag and wash a couple of times in a washing machine. Cut out the lengths you need and melt and whip the ends.

Alternatively, use climbing line that mountaineers use. The loads are going to less on a 20 footer than on a plummeting climber, and the outer covers are friction-resistant. A guy who runs a window-washing firm just donated hundreds of feet of 1/2" to our club because he has to "retire" it every two years by law. Good enough for my staysail sheets? Hell, yes it is, and for half a dozen other things aboard as well.

If it's a 20 foot slow boat, you won't see much benefit from new line, and "old line" for racers is frequently good enough for smaller, dinking-around boats.
I'm with you on this. We're climbers and 50M of old 9mm dynamic rope is just the thing for magically transforming into sheets - and even an odd halyard. And it's more pliable than static rope and plenty freakin' strong. Of course, you have to be careful because the retired stuff expands obviously and can get to the 10-11mm range - and can outgirth tackle.
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Once it's on a boat it's not a line. It's a sheet, halyard or a rode. maybe it's a rope on the spool, a line while it's being spliced?

I'll stick with rope. until it's on the boat. If it's wire, I'll call it wire rope.

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line

Ratline (don't see many these days), heaving line. jackline,clewline,buntline,leechline,there is probabably more.
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check out knot & rope supply at knotandrope.com

they ship pretty fast and have good prices - click on the double braid product.

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Rope = Wire Rope... the correct nomenclature for WIRE ROPE

Line = Natural or synthetic fibers made rope The correct nomenclature on a vessel is LINE. Now if you are on a ranch then it is a lariat for roping calves & steers.

Now do any of you have any questions?

But then it is your boat...So call it anything you want as long as the person on another vessel understands your meaning & nomenclature.
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