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Old 10-03-2011, 07:20   #16
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Re: Mooring Lines

I'm of the school of having cruising dock lines for a variety of situations...and day to day lines that sit in the sun and get constant chafe abuse because they are always in the same configuration.

If tie to a float...tie her tight...if tied to fixed...plenty of slack is the usual rule of thumb.

So all you need to tie to a float is from boat cleat to dock cleat...tight (though you can have extra and trim off chafed areas as they occur)...in many cases you don't need true springs...but I still like at least 4 lines on if you leave her for more than a few days at a time.
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