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Types of Line Most recreational boaters will be well served by nylon rope. It has some stretch so it is an excellent choice for dock and anchor lines. While it will resist deteriorating, I found out, much to may regret, that when left for a long period of time sitting under an anchor and exposed to the elements, nylon line will fail. In an effort to prevent a repeat performance and the expense of a new anchor, chain and line, I now check my anchor rode regularly and do not let the anchor sit on top of the line. If you plan to anchor in deep water, you will need a considerable amount of rode. Those who fish the canyons for tuna may end up having to anchor in 600 feet or more, and they will store the extra line in milk carton-like plastic boxes. These have openings on the sides and bottom so air can circulate to aid in drying the line and keeping it mildew free. These boxes can be stored ashore until a chunking trip is planned.

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##The bowline makes a secure loop in the end of a piece of rope for fastening a mooring line to a ring or a post, among other uses. Under load, it does not slip or bind. With no load, it can be untied easily.

While polypropylene rope is cheaper than nylon, it is nowhere near as strong and does not hold up well when exposed to the elements. The fact that it floats does make it ideal for use on crab pots, ski tow ropes, and similar applications.

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Braided lines are another common type and are often sold ready for use as dock lines. They are very smooth and resist abrasion better than nylon. Knots In addition to the half hitch, there are a few knots that all boaters should

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