Mooring lines: which ones to choose and why, Nautical Point XL reveals


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nautical point xlThere is often a tendency to underestimate the importance of mooring lines. And one finds oneself, in times of difficulty, having to maneuver in docking with very heavy and oversized lines.

Choosing the right line is crucial, and at Milan Yachting Week – The digital Boat Show the experts from Punto Nautico XL come to our rescue at their booth.

Here are their recommendations:

  • Fixed ropes at the port: an 8-wood braid commonly referred to as “Squareline” but made of polyamide fiber because this, unlike polyester, is much stronger for the same diameter, much more elastic, and finally lighter; it has only the drawback of being a bit more expensive, but it is worth it.
  • Flying mooring ropes: a rope we call “line rope” consists of an outer braid “sock” made of polyester and an inner braid “core” made of polyamide. This combination makes for a very soft line to handle, lighter than a double polyester braid and at the same time more durable.

From Spain the right ropes for your boat. Whatever it is

At Milan Yachting Week Nautical Point XL comes in four ranges of tops REGATTA (HERE the complete catalog, among which you will also find mooring products), the brand of a Spanish company of high-performance ropes for boating that has been present in the international market for more than 30 years, a sponsor of the Spanish Olympic National Team and other events. It goes from the line America’s Cup, characterized by the use of high-tech fibers, to the range Cruising dedicated to the world of cruising, through the line Dinghy for dinghies or sportboats and for the series Performance, in which the braids consist of a core that can be Dyneema SK78 only or mixed SK78+Polyester.

The experts at Punto Nautico XL are at your disposal

If you need advice on arming your boat, please feel free to contact on whatsapp or send an email to the Punto Nautico XL technicians in the booth, they will get back to you right away!




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