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Old 15 January 2009, 17:10   #1
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Boatropes

Right well since i'll make my voice heard if i'm not happy with a service, i'll also compliment someone who gives great service.

I was looking all over the place to get some rope for the boat. I decided on 13mm Navy Dockline as it seemed to suit what I wanted. Got in touch with Boatropes ( eBay UK Shop - Yacht ropes: Anchorplait, Boat ropes, Parelli ) and asked for a quote

I wanted the following:
9m line with splice at the end
7m line with splice at the end
6m line with splice at the end

Total would be £51 including the £11 P+P airmail to Ireland. I was delighted when package arrived and see that the postage alone was £10.81 - Often been overcharged postage to Ireland with the seller nabbing a bit of extra cash from it

When the ropes arrived I was really pleased with the quality of the work carried out. See for yourself:












See the last pic, amazing hand-work IMHO. He accepts PayPal and has very good communication which is important to me.

I think he does more rope than he has on eBay so if you're after new rope, do your research and drop him an e-mail for a quote. I found him considerably cheaper than other UK outlets
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Old 15 January 2009, 17:43   #2
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Cany disagree with that .. looks like tidy work indeed those should last for many years with that work
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Old 15 January 2009, 19:12   #3
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I agree - I bought my anchor ropes from him back in 2006 - awesome service - nice to see he is still around!!!
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nice to see something positive for a change that no one can knock, very refreshing
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I'm after some heavy mooring lines/springs as a gift for my dad so thanks for posting the link.
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Don't forget to wash them every time they get salt water on them.

Codders what would you recommend? Persil, Dreft, or Fairy
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Don't forget to wash them every time they get salt water on them.

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Persil non-bio worked well on mine
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Always used Lux pure soap flakes on climbing ropes - doesn't damage the everdry coatings.
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If it were me, I wouldn't use that on my boat - I'd hang it on the wall, it is truly a work of art.
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Old 17 January 2009, 06:31   #10
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If it were me, I wouldn't use that on my boat - I'd hang it on the wall, it is truly a work of art.
That's the problem, don't wanna get them all dirty now

They won't be used until next season anyhow
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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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Lucky for you UK guy's with decent chandlers nearby. I'm in the west of Ireland - i'll say no more

I second that statement

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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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