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Old 17 January 2009, 10:19   #11
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This thread reminded me that I indeed needed some new ropes, so after taking my son to see WallE at Port Solent I popped into PortSolent Marine Superstore. I clocked some rather handy hanks of 12mm in high quality black multi pait rope in a 10 per hank box. Took them to the till where the cashier sold them to me for 10 for the pair. I've just measured them to see that they are both 13 meters long.....26 meters for a 10er. What a result!
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This thread reminded me that I indeed needed some new ropes, so after taking my son to see WallE at Port Solent I popped into PortSolent Marine Superstore. I clocked some rather handy hanks of 12mm in high quality black multi pait rope in a 10 per hank box. Took them to the till where the cashier sold them to me for 10 for the pair. I've just measured them to see that they are both 13 meters long.....26 meters for a 10er. What a result!
Lucky for you UK guy's with decent chandlers nearby. I'm in the west of Ireland - i'll say no more
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Old 27 January 2009, 11:40   #13
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Lucky for you UK guy's with decent chandlers nearby. I'm in the west of Ireland - i'll say no more

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Old 29 January 2009, 05:55   #14
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Just recieved a bunch of ropes from him, on original posters recommendation.

10x8mmx2 mtr soft eye one end (same rope as original picture)
2x14mmx7mtr again finished as pictures in original post.

80 inc the postage.

and he was easy to deal with.

First Class.
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This thread reminded me that I indeed needed some new ropes, so after taking my son to see WallE at Port Solent I popped into PortSolent Marine Superstore. I clocked some rather handy hanks of 12mm in high quality black multi pait rope in a 10 per hank box. Took them to the till where the cashier sold them to me for 10 for the pair. I've just measured them to see that they are both 13 meters long.....26 meters for a 10er. What a result!
Andy, just a precautionary note,

There was a lot of seemingly good quality rope at the twice yearly boat jumble we get up here. I bought 40mtrs of rope with very similar dimensions to your new buy and cut it up for mooring lines. It was a mistake, the rope had almost a laughable resistence to abrasion.

We nearly lost the rib when a fairly blunt part of a peir cut through one rope in a matter of 30min. We returned after some sherberts to find the boat only secured by one line (by luck it was blowing offshore) . I'm now a firm believer in the "you get what you pay for with ropes" I'm not saying you have what I bought..but mine looked good to me at the time.. now I'll use it for towing just not mooring.
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Just recieved a bunch of ropes from him, on original posters recommendation.

10x8mmx2 mtr soft eye one end (same rope as original picture)
2x14mmx7mtr again finished as pictures in original post.

80 inc the postage.
and he was easy to deal with.
First Class.
Yup he had great communication, a key factor with me when buying 'overseas'. Next purchase i'm going to be asking him for a decent discount though
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Andy, just a precautionary note,

There was a lot of seemingly good quality rope at the twice yearly boat jumble we get up here. I bought 40mtrs of rope with very similar dimensions to your new buy and cut it up for mooring lines. It was a mistake, the rope had almost a laughable resistence to abrasion.

We nearly lost the rib when a fairly blunt part of a peir cut through one rope in a matter of 30min. We returned after some sherberts to find the boat only secured by one line (by luck it was blowing offshore) . I'm now a firm believer in the "you get what you pay for with ropes" I'm not saying you have what I bought..but mine looked good to me at the time.. now I'll use it for towing just not mooring.

Thanks for your concern. I've cut and spliced the rope and it appears to be of a suitable quality, certainly as good as the lines I have used for a good few years, just in black. They had a reel of the same line on the rack too and I'm sure it was Marlow rope.
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When the ropes arrived I was really pleased with the quality of the work carried out...
So was I. Bought some off your recommendation. Thanks
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So was I. Bought some off your recommendation. Thanks
And so did I. Impressed with the quality. Perfect communication with Barry and a very fair S+H to the Netherlands.
Thanks for the link!

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