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Old 24 November 2005, 10:52   #11
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I'm glad to see I am not the only person that uses climbing ropes for mooring! Very stretchy and eases some of the load off my cleats!! Has anybody tried to cut it up themselves?

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Old 24 November 2005, 15:28   #12
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Has anybody tried to cut it up themselves?
No problem. I find that the best way is to wrap it with electrical tape at the point you want to cut, and use a sharp stanley knife. You can then heat seal the ends before taking off what's left of the tape. Neat, and easy.

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Old 25 November 2005, 04:32   #13
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Hmmmmmm,

I'd heard you can't cut climbing rope as it the centre and outer cores do not fuse together and therefore move indenpendently.

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Hmmmmmm,

I'd heard you can't cut climbing rope as it the centre and outer cores do not fuse together and therefore move indenpendently.

Chris
The best way is to pull a bit of excess core further out - say about an inch - then cut it and let it retract - then seal the ends of the sheath to form a sort of cap over it.

When I think of all the old climbing ropes I have chucked in the interests of safety - the only ones I have now are like new - NOT cutting those to make mooring ropes!!!
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What are your ropes/warps made of Eg Nylon . Polyprop .
and how long is your bow/stern line.

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Bow line - 8m x 14mm 3 strand nylon attached to bow ring
Stern line - 6m x 10mm 3 strand nylon
Anchor line - 6m x 1/4" chain + 50m x 10mm 3 strand nylon

Misc string:-
30m x 12mm braided nylon (red) for tying up etc.
30m x 12mm braided nylon (blue) for tying up etc.
25m x 12mm 10 plat floating line (it was cheap!)
2 off 10m x 5mm Dynema each with a carbine hook (recovery line)
bobbin of 3mm Excell, was 20m but getting shorter all the time (Hat and sun glasses attachment for the use of)
One or two short bits of 6mm nylon for lashing down (or lashing up. )

wow! which ones do you use for flogging the wife
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I've got a 3/8 x 15 ft or so 3-strand nylon off each corner for docking. Don't normally moor, so no need for a painter. If I do need to moor, I pull one of the dock lines, and use that.

Anchor line is 200' of 7/16 double braid nylon; that will get replaced soon with either 3/8 3-strand (cheaper) or 3/8 double braid (easier on the hands.)

I've also got about 8 or 10 3/16's braided poly (of some sort) with a bolt clip at one end and a gate clip at the other, used for hanging dive gear, cameras, spear guns, etc. off the boat while ingressing/egressing.

Last, about 125 feet of reclaimed yellow 3-strand polypropylene with a fender on the end used as a current line (in case a diver misses the boat and ends up down-current. Easier to pull oneself back hand over hand than swimming against a current.)

One thing I need to do is rig up a tow line; I figure about 50 feet of fairly large polypropylene (or other non-stretch line) with a built-in Y to go to either rear tow eye.

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