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Old 02-03-2013, 15:20   #16
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I would break it into two 50 metre lengths and flake each one into a figure of eight; stow where convenient.
Thats what I have done. 50m is manageable. Splice a hard eye in both ends and you can shackle them together. In extreme conditions you can shackle some chain in the last 10 meters to eliminate any chafe and heat buildup over the bow roller.

The big rope drums we used in antarctica were brilliant for quickly deploying the long shorelines with no tangles. but could be hard to restow without a good strong deck mounting.

I always thought having one drum someplace aft would be ideal. It doubles as stern anchor line, tow line, drogue line, and shore line. needs to be covered (or removable) to keep the sun off.

many smaller cruising boats down there used rope bags or bins with loose flakes succesfully to store the rope.
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Thinking about drums. If you went for one you probably are best to keep the full 100 meters of rope on it if it fits and not split it into two lengths.
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