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Old 08-04-2015, 17:16   #1
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What Percent Of Length Lost In 3ply Plait?

I'm planning to plait a heavier mooring line - a simple 3 rope hand-over -hand plait - anyone know what percent of length is lost - ie if I start with 3 10metre lengths I know the final plaited rope will be less than 10 metres, but how much less? thx in advance.
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Re: What Percent Of Length Lost In 3ply Plait?

I would try to make a sample and measure it. I think that the "shrinking" depends on how tight the plaiting is.

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