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Old 22-09-2019, 14:50   #1
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How is this dock line configured?

I saw dock lines at a slip looking like the one in the picture? Huh? How is the dock line configured? How do you do that? Why would you do that?
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

Maybe something like this:
https://youtu.be/eTpbh2zJGhA
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

Looks like a Chain Sinnet to me.

Some folks use it to tidy up the excess dock lines instead of the more “popular” flemish coil. You simple pull on the end and it comes undone.

One could argue that it’s a “better” method, because it won’t hold water, capture dirt, etc.

Personally, I cleat off on my boat, coil the extra line and hang it on the lifelines, but to,each his own!
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Old 22-09-2019, 15:09   #4
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

I think it's meant as a shock absorber, but maybe it's just too long and the kids got bored.
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

Sometimes heavy duty power cords are stored that way, as well, it saves learning how to coil them so they don't kink.

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Re: How is this dock line configured?

It's a very badly tied chain sinnet. Whoever did it did not keep the loop structures consistently rotated and fed the correct way.
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Old 23-09-2019, 08:41   #7
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

This is how welding cables are stored. Easy to do and easy to undo on big electrical cables that are a pin to work with. Pretty useless on a sailboat though IMHO

It is most definitely NOT a shock absorber lol. Pull gently on it and it comes apart.
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

Chain Sinnet. Also commonly referred to as a "Daisy Chain". It is meant for to neaten up a length of line, not to hold anything. Much like a Flemmish Coil. Pull the bitter end and the entire thing 'unzips'.

We used them all the time to pretty up the bitter end of fender lines.
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

Also, that is a horrible example of a daisy chain. It looks like someone was just learning.
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

https://www.animatedknots.com/chain-sinnet-knot
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

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I saw dock lines at a slip looking like the one in the picture? Huh? How is the dock line configured? How do you do that? Why would you do that?

Carlos (SVRocinante) and StuM are correct. It's a chain sinnet. Lots of instructions and video on the Internet.



"Why?" is a good question. It won't roll underfoot if you or someone else steps on it. It drains better than a Flemish coil so doesn't collect dirt. It makes the working end shorter and less likely to end up in the water.


Like Carlos I put the eye of dock lines on board and double back the working end from the dock to the boat cleat. I may do a chain sinnet if there is just a bit of line left but usually I just coil and hang it from the lifelines.
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

We also used to call it a parachute knot or something like that.
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

Also known as "Daisy Chaining" by parachute riggers.
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Re: How is this dock line configured?

See end of this video: . It is a Chain Sinnet. Use this to e.g. dry wet lines or to store excess line.
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