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Old 09-04-2019, 21:16   #16
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Re: What type of rope is this?

Sounds like good line to use for anything non-critical.
We always need fender lines, sail ties, etc.
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Re: What type of rope is this?

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To test it cut off about 4ft and put a fig8 knot in both ends. Tie one end to a strong point such as a supstantial tree branch and tie weight of 80kg to the other end. Now lift the weight to level withe anchoed end and drop it. Keep doing this until it breaks. 3 plus drops is acceptable. 5 plus is good and severn is near new. If part of the rope was in the mast and part open to the weather mabe test both.

No. This test is completely dependent on the fiber type.



Steel cable, Kevlar, and Dyneema would probably fail the second drop; the first one would tighten the knot, the second would be all shock. This has been demonstrated by climbing gear companies.



Nylon climbing rope would survive in excess of 20.
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Re: What type of rope is this?

Just looked up "Splicing Modern Ropes". Looks like it could be quite useful.

At any rate, I think the general consensus seems to be to use it as non-critical utility line or carve it up for fender lines, etc. Probably the safest course of action.
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