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Technique to shorten float line

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Mactast1c

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Just got myself a 2kg folding anchor, some 550 cordage and an Omer round canvas float. I often change depths from 5-20 meters and my line is just over 33m long. I don't want to cut the line in the event I contract a local boat to go out to the deeper waters around Bahrain.

Is there a way to make tension loops in the line that are easy to tie and release while floating? I've been using figure 8 loops but they just get messy and I feel they make snag hazards for me near the drop line. Also, very tough to untie while floating and make the line a nightmare to coil come stow time.

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pyromallat

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I had the same problem.. theres a line tying technique tought at level 3 freediving courses i think the name is monkey chain knot ... i use it and its gr8 as long as u know how to untie it quickly .. it takes practice and time
 
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Pinniped72

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Or you could get a line winder, Omer do one that is designed as a Marker buoy and looks like a giant cotton reel, it really is useful and is very buoyant for its size (y)
 
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