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Bow, Stern & Spring lines Survey
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posted 02-05-2002 08:23 PM ET (US)
What length Bow, Stern & Spring lines do most owners use on a 17 ft Montauk? Also what thickness 1/2 inch?. Also what size anchor and lenght of line do most people use. Also what brand of anchor?
As you can tell the winter is getting long here in the northeast and I have to stir the pot with a few questions.
posted 02-05-2002 08:31 PM ET (US)
Tomorrow when I go out on the Lake,,70deg here today, I will measure what I use for lines,,,,,
posted 02-05-2002 09:52 PM ET (US)
Lots of variables. Fixed or floating dock? Sheltered or exposed? Depth of water? Bottom? Etc.
For my old Montauk (have a 22 Revenge now)... 1/2"x20' 3-strand nylon with an eye on one end. Why? Because they were on sale for $5!
Anchor, best all-around was a the largest Danforth (2.5 pounder?) that would easily fit in the forward locker with 6' of chain and 100' of 1/2" 3-strand nylon. I carried an 8-lb Danforth and 200' of 1/2" 3-strand poly as backup for deeper water. The small anchor worked fine in sand, and OK with rocks - had to snag a rock and I bent the flukes several times, but the bent flukes let me get my anchor back.
posted 02-06-2002 10:39 AM ET (US)
The bow line is just less than the distance to
Anchor is a 7 pound Danforth, 10' of chain,
The Danforth is suberb in sand, OK in rocks.
Don't use polypropylene for an anchor line.
posted 02-06-2002 11:39 AM ET (US)
Concur with poly not being good as a primary anchor rode. I use my 200' to extend the first 100' of 3-strand nylon (300' total). Good point.
Remember a few years ago, Jacques Cousteau anchored the Calypso in 15,000' of water... using poly! Of course he didn't stay anchored long...
posted 02-06-2002 07:36 PM ET (US)
Hey JohnAZ - did you want me to send out an SOS you've been out on that lake a long time measuring :=)
posted 02-07-2002 09:52 AM ET (US)
I use either 15 or 20' 3/8" on all my rides. 1/2" is a buster to tie on my cleats and 3'8 will hold plenty of weight as long as they are good rope. I use blue or black braided lines.
posted 02-11-2002 10:54 PM ET (US)
Thanks everyone ......that was very helpful information. Went out and bought nice red 3/8 triple braid line today.
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