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Re: New dock lines.
First off, your dock lines should be nylon, not polyester. Therefore, you can and should use three strand nylon, not braid. Three strand has more stretch, is easier to splice and is much cheaper than braid.
Unless you have your heart set on colored dock lines, then go with a good quality three strand nylon line, not some cheaper alternative. Use fire hose as chafe gear and you won't be bothering your insurance company for a claim after broken dock lines.
My signature below relates to docking as well as anchoring.
"Any idiot can make a boat go; it takes a sailor to stop one." Spike Africa aboard the schooner Wanderer in Sausalito, Ca. 1964.
“Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” ― Kenneth Grahame, The Wind in the Willows
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