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Old 07-03-2006, 12:54 PM
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www.IMakeRope.com. Real nylon braid-on-braid, salty dawg kind of stuff, not poly clothesline material....
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Chuck, Where are you at? These battery trays are gonna take a bit, do you need them soon?
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Old 07-04-2006, 11:57 AM
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What's with all the deleted posts GOODT?
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Could someone please tell me the benefit of floating dock lines.. Ski Rope I can see but why dock lines.. Poly sucks !
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www.IMakeRope.com. Real nylon braid-on-braid, salty dawg kind of stuff, not poly clothesline material....

Damnit.. quit giving our local secrets away...
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Top Knot. Good price, good looking lines, good quality.
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On a HydroHoist it's a good idea to push the boat back against the lines before you raise the lift. I do it every time. That way ( as your boat is pointing toward the friggin moon ) it will not slip backwards.

If you had to use a screwdriver to remove the line from the cleat, you're KNOT using the correct knot . . .
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Could someone please tell me the benefit of floating dock lines.. Ski Rope I can see but why dock lines.. Poly sucks !
You've never seen anybody run over there own dock line?
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You've never seen anybody run over there own dock line?
The way go-fast props churn up the water, even at idle, anything within 6' gets sucked in, floating or not.

I was the "friend" that RAddiction was rafted up to. I was looking straight at the line when it parted. The wake-rocking wasn't that violent or extreme, and the broken line would have resulted in a major drama if the raftup had been any more than just the two of us. I selected my lines based on their ability to do their primary job - protect my boat by holding it in place. I understand the attraction of floating lines, or lines with your boat's name embroidered on them - I've bought from every company mentioned here. They all make a well-manufactured product, but there are "horses for courses", and sometimes strength counts more than everything else. In that case, you want nylon braid-on-braid, and I've been very happy with Miami Cordage. Ecstatic, as a matter of fact. Custom-made lines at a price equal to or cheaper than off-the-shelf equivalents.
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