We use lines to control almost everything on a sailboat. These lines are often under a lot of stress and if not kept in good shape, can break when you least expect it. A bad line can ruin a day of sailing, so know what to look for before hitting the water! It’s always important to check the lines on a boat before rigging it up. Simple things to check for are:

Abrasions

UV Damage

Jammed Knots

Stiffness

The Right Size

Remember, lines are what connect you to the boats controls, so make it easy on yourself. Keep them in top shape!

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