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Best way to mark lines

I would like to mark the halyards so I can drop main to the point where the reef will be tight.
Mark anchor rode so I know depth.
Mark dock lines so I can tie off correctly first try in in regular slip.

The ideal would be identifiable in the dark and still run through a shiv.
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Colored whipping "end"

do a "whipped end" in the middle of the line where you want to mark the line stop. 15 to 20 turns should be enough for a visual. Will easily fit through a pulley or shive.


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For halyards and docklines, use a light colored whipping thread on dark colored lines or dark colored whipping thread on a light colored line.

For an anchor line, use cloth anchor line markers.

BTW, a shiv is a primitive knife-like weapon used by people in jail to shank each other, a sheave is the wheel like device found in a block.


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