How long of flip line for 18' raft? - Mountain Buzz

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Old 02-09-2017   #1
Hesperus, Colorado
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How long of flip line for 18' raft?

Any suggestions on flip line length to carry for use on an 18' raft?

P.S. I'm not looking for debates on whether to wear/carry it or on materials, just length (including or excluding knots).

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Old 02-09-2017   #2
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I make mine long enough to go from the attachment point, frame, d ring, etc. wrap over the tube and reach the floor seam on the opposite side from the attached end. This gives me the ability to have three people on the flip line and is at the same time short enough that there isn't a lot of excess rope floating around. I use a floating rope so it is easier to keep track of when deployed.
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Old 02-09-2017   #3
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What drstrat said. I might go a touch longer myself, since I have short arms, typically shorter people need a slightly longer flip line to make up for less reach.
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Old 02-10-2017   #4
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You may already be on this, but its the width of the raft, not the length........
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