Deck grab rope

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Hurley Burley
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Thu Sep 18, 2014 12:43 pm

Hi Guys,
I'm looking at replacing the deck grab line on my sequel as it looking very worn. What kind of rope would be best for this?

I'm thinking of red rope as it will make it stand out from the other lines on the deck.

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James


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Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:02 pm

I replaced the bootlace on my sequel and fishing machine with 8mm retroreflective. Was about $15 for 20m or something from Mitre 10.

For decklines, you want thick. Loop your arm through the stock deckline and apply some pressure - now imagine this being jerked around in a good sea while you try and get yourself sorted...

Thin lines are sexy, but not practical for safety IMHO.
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Thu Sep 18, 2014 4:54 pm

I agree, the bigger and more 'in your face' deck lines are the better because when the s@#t hits the fan you might only get a split second to grab them :sweat:

My deck line is 6.5mm rope (not exactly sure of the type?) and doubled most of the way. Been there for years and still good as new.
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Hurley Burley
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Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:52 pm

Thanks for the input. I've already experienced the cheese wire thinness of the deck lines in big surf zones, partly the motivation for the change. Also black rope on black deck isn't the best for easy location!
Think I'll have to take a look in TLC to see what options they have.
Cheers.


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