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Old 10-04-2011   #1
 
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how long for bow/stern cat taglines

just got a new (to me ) 14' wave destroyer and was trying to figure the best length and material for the taglines? is tubular, supple or stiff webbing preferable??

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Absolutely NOT tubular. Just flat webbing, polypropylene so it floats. Length is personal preference. I think my tips are 7' and sides are 6'. Some folks like their sides long enough to useas flip lines (8-9') but I don't. I also have a sort of chicken line on the outsides from dring, there's not a lot to grab on a cat.
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Absolutely NOT tubular. Just flat webbing, polypropylene so it floats. Length is personal preference. I think my tips are 7' and sides are 6'. Some folks like their sides long enough to useas flip lines (8-9') but I don't. I also have a sort of chicken line on the outsides from dring, there's not a lot to grab on a cat.

Why not tubular?

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Are you talking about the lines people put on the bow and stern for something that swimmers can grab onto? If so 7' sure sounds like a bit much. I just run mine long enough to reach the water plus another 6-8 inches.
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Are you talking about the lines people put on the bow and stern for something that swimmers can grab onto? If so 7' sure sounds like a bit much. I just run mine long enough to reach the water plus another 6-8 inches.
If your chasing your runaway boat down the river, about 100' sounds right
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If your chasing your runaway boat down the river, about 100' sounds right
Yes, and having 8 of them. Tubular, like rope, is more prone to get stuck and jammed in places.
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6-9' worked fine for me. I used straps and never had any problems in my 14', 16' and 18' cats.
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I run wioth 6' straps stern and bow.
Consider it keeping the boat one swim-stroke closer as insurance.
Flat polypro straps will not self-knot like a rope is prone, not sure what tubular would do.
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Why cant you just whistle and have it come to you. Oh yeah, because its a [email protected] Cat!!!!
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