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Old 02-08-2012, 19:31   #16
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Re: Docklines

3 strand nylon wrap in 3 or 4 layers of old fish netting for chafeing gear!! I get left over pieces from the local net shops for cheap!! it works well and allows the line to dry normaly ! justa old guys trick !
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Old 02-08-2012, 19:56   #17
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Re: Docklines

polyester would be the last thing id use. Need some stretch. 3 strand nylon. I dont normally stay at a dock but have some snubbers made from multiple wraps of shock cord. I put enough tension on these so the lines hang loose. I use these on slips that are prone to wakes and relatively rough water.
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Re: Docklines

Polypropylene will not resist UV and rapidly deteriorates into a handful of short fibres. Nylon 3-strand stretches and has the elasticity that braid does not, making it probably the best for mooring lines. Just my limited experience.
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Polypropylene will not resist UV and rapidly deteriorates into a handful of short fibres. Nylon 3-strand stretches and has the elasticity that braid does not, making it probably the best for mooring lines. Just my limited experience.
Depends on the poly. This poly IS uv resistant.

Been using this as dock lines this season. No sign of failure so far.

At $44 for 100 feet at a local farm store, I can afford to replace it every season if need be.

Farmers are tight with money. Same stuff at a marina would bring a higher sale price. Also available in nylon for twice the money. Will switch to that if I notice problems.
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