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Old 05 October 2016, 09:56   #1
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Grab Line - Which Rope

Hello

Another daft question!

What type of rope should you use for the grab line around the edge of the tubes?

Braided? Nylon? Polyester?

Thickness (assume 16mm ish?)

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hollow rope ??????
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Interesting! Might get a sample first!
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I think most boats (that I've seen, anyway) come with hollow-braid polypropylene. It's cheap, strong(ish), very easy to splice, doesn't absorb water, and is rot-resistant. Downsides are that it *can* be prone to UV degradation (assuming it's not UV coated), and is a bit slippery.

Two easy methods of splicing: Tape off the end, and feed it through one side, sliding it into the core by 8" to a foot. Other way is to weave it through the entire diameter a couple or three times, essentially stitching it through itself. Both methods can be whipped or stitched if you need more security.

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I think rib store sell it braided hollow rope
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