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Call APS in Annapolis...here is their website
www.apsltd.com
The have a sale rack for line. Good line at a good price.
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Isn't it considered rope until it serves a purpose aboard, at which point it becomes line?
IIRC it is Brion Toss, Master Rigger, in his book The Rigger's Apprentice that says something to the effect of "It's rope until it's cut to a length, then it's a line. After that it may remain a line (e.g.: "dock line'), become a rope again (e.g. "bolt rope"), or become a halyard or sheet." While it's in bulk form (i.e.: Still on the spool), it's "rope."

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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.

All the double braid there seems to be nylon....
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IIRC it is Brion Toss, Master Rigger, in his book The Rigger's Apprentice that says something to the effect of "It's rope until it's cut to a length, then it's a line. After that it may remain a line (e.g.: "dock line'), become a rope again (e.g. "bolt rope"), or become a halyard or sheet." While it's in bulk form (i.e.: Still on the spool), it's "rope."

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It always surprises me when guys like Alex can learn this stuff in English. That was until I did a little research and learned that most European languages have equally obscure nautical terminology. So the habit of calling boat objects not by their appearance, but by their function, seems widespread. English is particularly difficult only because of the haphazard way it absorbs non-English terms, frequently giving two or three wildly differing names for the same thing.
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I was taught that it's rope in the locker, it's line on the boat. Unless...
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