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    Posted: 08 Dec 08 at 1:33pm
Hi all, am currently looking for some cheap anchor warp for some buoys and I only know of Nylon rope that won't float (ie any extra line gathering at the surface) and don't know of any cheaper alternatives. Anyone have any suggestions?
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First measure the lenght of line you will need for the depth that you will be working in - and add about 10-15%.  Now attach a chain or similar weight to the one end and your bouy to the other.  Attach a weight to the line at about 10ft below the surface - this will not only keep your bouy pointing skywards, but will also keep any slack line below the surface.

If all else fails and it still floats, tie a loop in it and add another (small) weight to ensure it does not

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