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Old 03-16-2020, 05:33 PM   #1
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Question time to change my anchor line

So I've been using the same anchor line for 20 years (i dive quite a bit), and it's still going good but thinking of changing. I don't know what it was made of.

I tried the 100 feet line from home depot because it looked like my old line and it had a pretty yellow color! Lasted five dives. Not ideal.

So what do you recommend?
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Old 03-16-2020, 06:09 PM   #2
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Re: time to change my anchor line

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So I've been using the same anchor line for 20 years (i dive quite a bit), and it's still going good but thinking of changing. I don't know what it was made of.

I tried the 100 feet line from home depot because it looked like my old line and it had a pretty yellow color! Lasted five dives. Not ideal.

So what do you recommend?
Take your line out and reverse it, tie the end that was on the anchor to the I bolt ( bitter end) and the end that was tied to the bitter end to your anchor, the only worn end is the one used most, near the anchor.
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Re: time to change my anchor line

and do another 20 years with it?
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Re: time to change my anchor line

Yea,,you probably could!
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Old 03-18-2020, 01:49 PM   #5
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Re: time to change my anchor line

I've been using something identical to the Hammerhead ice line. http://hammerheadwebstore.com/standard-ice-line/

I bought it in a 500 ft roll and use it for my dive buoy line and my kayak anchor line. Been using it a couple years now and it's been holding up great.
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Re: time to change my anchor line

I should probably qualify my answer, how long is your anchor line and how much of it do you typically use? I have 600 feet of line, and so the last 300 feet is all that is consistently used, give or take, ( say your diving in 100 feet water with a scope of 3:1 only 300 feet of the 600 is used) so thus the other half of the line is in PREMO New condition, and reversing it is like new line.
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