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Old 07-16-2017, 05:31 PM   #1
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I want to mark my dock lines. Sounds simple but am thinking something like electrical tape isn't going to cut it. What have others done?
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Wrap and tie 20-30 wraps of old braid at the spot you want to tie the cleat off at. Works for me
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Whipping knot. From the days before electrical tape.
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A piece of yarn sewn with a heavy needle through the center of the line several times.
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You'd be surprised how long good quality (3M) electrical tape would last. At least a couple of years in my experience.
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Whipping with brightly-colored braid fishing line.
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Assuming it is a permanent slip, why not tie off the tag line to the dock/cleat/piling, and use the loops on your boat? That system works great and anyone new to your boat can help tie off.
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Assuming it is a permanent slip, why not tie off the tag line to the dock/cleat/piling, and use the loops on your boat? That system works great and anyone new to your boat can help tie off.
This, or get/splice custom lines with eyes on both ends of the proper length.

If you definitely just want to mark them, I've had the sharpie "rub a dub" laundry markers hold up well in the sun. All depends on your line color though.
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2nd on the whipping knot. Use some heavy braid fishing line or an inside strand of white nylon from some paracord. Works great

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Assuming it is a permanent slip, why not tie off the tag line to the dock/cleat/piling, and use the loops on your boat? That system works great and anyone new to your boat can help tie off.
I've done this for many years. Easy to dock, easy to leave. Anybody can assist you as well.
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