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Old 31-08-2019, 21:08   #1
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Here's a quality rope store online, with real good prices. For example, 600' of 7/16" white polyester double braid with free shipping to the US lower 48 and Canada, is $461.77US. Online Rope Store, www.onlineropestore.com

I'm not affiliated with this outfit, just a satisfied customer.
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Old 01-09-2019, 11:50   #2
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Looks to be a pretty good operation. Says that they make their own ropes in Canada. Iíve been needing some new dock lines - perhaps Iíll give them a try. Thanks for posting.
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I have found their rope to be of poor quality.
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I have found their rope to be of poor quality.
Care to elaborate? Anyone can reply to posts and knock anybody out, but without backing up the claims, it means nothing.
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Care to elaborate? Anyone can reply to posts and knock anybody out, but without backing up the claims, it means nothing.
Sure. When I was captain of a schooner, the owner was always looking for inexpensive line options (schooners have a lot of cordage!) Among the low-budget places he sampled, the online rope store was one. As a captain and a professional rigger, I deal with line all day, every day. The rope from these people was some of the worst.
Several marks of poorly constructed rope are: loosely-woven cover that allows the core to show or burst through easily; difficulty of splicing because the cover/core relationship is not right; early wearing of rope under normal use; rope fattening up and getting stiff shortly after being put into use.
If you ever splice lots of rope, the differences in quality become evident from the get-go, since the rope must be taken apart and put back together (so to speak), and the ease of doing this well is a huge indicator of quality.
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Sure. When I was captain of a schooner, the owner was always looking for inexpensive line options (schooners have a lot of cordage!) Among the low-budget places he sampled, the online rope store was one. As a captain and a professional rigger, I deal with line all day, every day. The rope from these people was some of the worst.
Several marks of poorly constructed rope are: loosely-woven cover that allows the core to show or burst through easily; difficulty of splicing because the cover/core relationship is not right; early wearing of rope under normal use; rope fattening up and getting stiff shortly after being put into use.
If you ever splice lots of rope, the differences in quality become evident from the get-go, since the rope must be taken apart and put back together (so to speak), and the ease of doing this well is a huge indicator of quality.
Thanks for explaining, it does not sound good. One of those that if you buy cheap you pay twice....
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Sure. When I was captain of a schooner, the owner was always looking for inexpensive line options (schooners have a lot of cordage!) Among the low-budget places he sampled, the online rope store was one. As a captain and a professional rigger, I deal with line all day, every day. The rope from these people was some of the worst.
Several marks of poorly constructed rope are: loosely-woven cover that allows the core to show or burst through easily; difficulty of splicing because the cover/core relationship is not right; early wearing of rope under normal use; rope fattening up and getting stiff shortly after being put into use.
If you ever splice lots of rope, the differences in quality become evident from the get-go, since the rope must be taken apart and put back together (so to speak), and the ease of doing this well is a huge indicator of quality.
Where do you buy from on-line?
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Where do you buy from on-line?
The store we are reffering to is called On Line Rope Store.

Online Rope Store, www.onlineropestore.com
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The store we are reffering to is called On Line Rope Store.

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Yeah I meant the guy with the schooner who did all the splicing. He told us they were bad quality. Where do I get good quality? (Ie where does he buy)
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Yeah I meant the guy with the schooner who did all the splicing. He told us they were bad quality. Where do I get good quality? (Ie where does he buy)
If you know the makers of good rope such as Samson, look of line by name.
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Where do you buy from on-line?
I don't buy online--I have the luxury of several physical chandleries nearby. But you can order specific brands from some online retailers. Jamestown Distributors sells New England and Samson, I believe. West Marine has a variety of good options. I don't know which brands Defender carries.
My all-time favorite is Yale--I've never seen a bad piece of Yale rope. Followed by Marlow. Then comes Samson, then New England, which makes my favorite dock and mooring and anchor products, though their technical stuff is still catching up to the other players.
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Old 14-09-2019, 21:08   #12
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From the Hamilton Marine and Defender catalogs (and the Online Boat Store website), the tensile strength of 7/16" polyester double braid is.....

New England Sta-Set 7,000 #
Sta-Set X 7,700
Yale ULS 6,600
New England Vintage Sta-Set 5,600
Samson LS & LST 4,900
Trophy Braid 4,000
Mew England XLE 6,200
Online Rope Store 6,600

.....which I take to be a pretty good measure of quality.
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Yeah I meant the guy with the schooner who did all the splicing. He told us they were bad quality. Where do I get good quality? (Ie where does he buy)

Donít know where he buys, but Chains Ropes and Anchors in Auckland (and online) are one of the best local NZ suppliers of rope and chain and related hardware that Iíve found. They sell both locally made (Fineline and Hampidjan) and Italian (Amare) rope, with very competitive prices. They also carry Samson ropes.

For UHMWPE rope Iíve bought from Greenline Fishing Equipment in Denmark - they sell Acera for less than anyone else online that Iíve been able to find (please provide your less expensive source if you have one!!). Even with shipping to NZ and GST/Duty it works out to about half of the local cost.
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From the Hamilton Marine and Defender catalogs (and the Online Boat Store website), the tensile strength of 7/16" polyester double braid is.....

New England Sta-Set 7,000 #
Sta-Set X 7,700
Yale ULS 6,600
New England Vintage Sta-Set 5,600
Samson LS & LST 4,900
Trophy Braid 4,000
Mew England XLE 6,200
Online Rope Store 6,600

.....which I take to be a pretty good measure of quality.
If the published tensile strengths are your only metric for quality, then you have found your source, and I congratulate you. I measure quality by other factors, and the place in question failed in those.
But I do wish you much joy in your rope, and happy sailing in the days ahead.
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