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Old 09-10-2011, 18:34   #16
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Re: Three Strand Line

Great choice for a boat that will sit at the dock!

Is your boat THAT classic (I mean like a tall ship or something?)

The only place we use 3-strand here is for mooring lines.

I think 3-strand is as good as any other rope, but I hate handling it - hence my negative bias.

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Old 10-10-2011, 03:33   #17
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Re: Three Strand Line

Hi Barnakiel,

Yeh the boat is that classic, no it does not sit at the dock.
She has 10 Halyards, 5 Down hauls, two topping lifts, all of the halyards are multi-part and the only winches are 4 ancient Lewmars in the cockpit for the Jib and Flying jib. 1890 (ish) gaff Stay Sl' Schooner.

Use the rope that makes sense for your vessel. We have lots of Splices and whippings, the gaff rig is not under the stress and tension of a Bermudan rig so the effects of stretch are also lessened. After a short while you get used to the handling qualities and then your appreciation of the material grows.


She is sailed by my Wife and I with the occasional assistance of the ships dog.

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Old 10-10-2011, 11:07   #18
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Re: Three Strand Line

OK.

I think you will be very happy with any quality 3-strand polyester ropes then.

BTW I have seen at least once 3-strand polyester ropes that were made in goldish colour - looking very, very classic.

BTW II You can also buy cotton-look polyester cloth to make you dacron sails that look like cotton sails. Again, very classic.

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