Can anyone tell me where I can buy painter lines for my kayak? I need bow and stern lines... probably about 20 feet each. I've been looking online and I'm having a very hard time finding anything! Thanks!
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Posted by: carldelo on May-27-14 12:30 PM (EST)
Deck perimeter line??|
Posted by: dc9mm on May-27-14 12:33 PM (EST)
Did you mean Deck Perimeter line? If so you can get that plus a whole lot more for deck rigging here. http://topkayaker.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_19&zenid=6c618923ebc767ed9de5449070e03821
Unclear what you mean - clarify?|
Posted by: Celia on May-27-14 1:27 PM (EST)
Painter usually means an additional line that stays coiled on or in the boat until it is needed to tie the boat off to something during a stop - usually used in canoes and usually bow only.
Posted by: larissalovejoy on May-27-14 1:31 PM (EST)
I don't have any deck fittings on my kayak at all. I only have a grab handle on each end. I only need the line for tying off to a tree or other stationary object on a riverbank. Advice?
Posted by: MintJulep on May-27-14 1:46 PM (EST)
Nautical things like to have special names like "painter" or "line".
Posted by: larissalovejoy on May-27-14 1:54 PM (EST)
Everything I've read indicates that you need a specific type of rope.. i.e. 9mm polypro kernmantle and I can't find that anywhere.
Any kind of rope will work|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on May-27-14 3:27 PM (EST)
I would suggest this|
Posted by: pblanc on May-27-14 4:49 PM (EST)
Posted by: carldelo on May-27-14 3:51 PM (EST)
With no fittings, you don't have any perimeter lines, which is not really safe. In this case, the method I mentioned in the first reply is more relevant, as it provides grab lines on the forward deck, at least. You should have them on the rear deck too, it gives you something to grab if you capsize and the wind takes the boat.
I bet you are reading about motor boats|
Posted by: Celia on May-27-14 5:45 PM (EST)
If all you have is grab handle front and back, it is a rec kayak and does not have to be treated with special care.
Two lines can be invaluable|
Posted by: Guideboatguy on May-27-14 7:34 PM (EST)
I can see the possiblity|
Posted by: Celia on May-27-14 9:38 PM (EST)
... but without more info my instinct is that something is being way overthought here. I can also think of a lot of spots where I would rather float my boat than pull it up on land. I have also secured the kayak both fore and aft of the cockpit to keep it from banging around when we had a cluster and limited options to secure boats.
Posted by: datakoll on May-28-14 1:11 AM (EST)
Posted by: datakoll on May-28-14 1:20 AM (EST)
In a subject not often broached but frequently considered but never planned for until you came here, Wal Pharmacy carries inexpensive bottles of magnesium citrate, a worthwhile addition to any kit but useful only if on hand.
Home Depot or hardware store|
Posted by: LeeG on May-28-14 2:30 AM (EST)
Has cheap braided polypropylene. You can daisy chain it short and tie off somewhere on deck?
Beware of that cheap rope|
Posted by: pblanc on May-28-14 6:10 AM (EST)
There are quite a few inexpensive types of polypropylene rope of kernmantle construction and Chinese origin sold at places like Walmart, Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Lowe's, etc.
Wal on the beach|
Posted by: datakoll on May-28-14 7:47 AM (EST)
Posted by: slushpaddler on Jun-12-14 2:36 PM (EST)
go to the body shop and cut the roof off, or have the damaged one replaced!
Painters for my kayak|
Posted by: AustinKayak on Jun-11-14 7:29 PM (EST)
I would recommend the use of floating dock line that can be found in those lengths at just about any marine shop.