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Old 19-04-2012, 13:01   #1
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Marlow D2 Rope

Just a shout for Marlow D2 rope, it is very low stretch and can be used for just about everything on my sailboat. The 16mm has a breaking strain of over 11,000 Kgs. or about 24,000lbs! You can remove the outer braid and just use the core, that's were all the strength is. The core will float. Just think, you can remove part of the braid for tapered sheets etc, or even for halyards. I was donated a number or lengths from one of the Clipper Race boats and I just have to use it! Splicing it is not all that easy, but I have now figured out how to do it. I am going to make up jacklines using just the core of some 16mm, it's not flat, but at that breaking strain all of the crew could fall over the side at the same time and the line should not fail. Maybe rip the attachment point out, but that's it. Not cheap because it's a UK product. My next job is to make up a tapered mainsheet.
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