Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: CT/ Long Island Sound
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Re: Docklines - How long should they be?
We use our old spinnaker sheets to tie up when we go in to a dock. They're about 2x boat length, so the bow & stern lines can be cleated off to the dock and then come back to the boat as a spring line. In a slip they're long enough to be cleated in the middle on board and then led off P&S to the fingers. We're moored or anchored most of the time, so don't worry much about them.