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Saved by uncleflo on January 2nd, 2020.
Rope makers seem to delight in confusing us with science and/or extraordinary polysyllabic names. Let me try to cut through the guff a little. Also known as Terylene or Dacron, polyester is the stuff from which most “ordinary” rope and line is made of. It is resistant to rot and ultra-violet (UV), sinks in water and comes in a variety of constructions: 3-strand pre-stretched - can be spliced in the normal fashion, though it is a good idea to use 4 or 5 tucks instead of the 3 used in natural fibre ropes. The “pre-stretch” refers to an extra tweak imparted during the making of the rope which makes it more suitable for halyards and bell ropes. Very important, that - could you imagine the cacophony which would result from using stretchy rope? The snag with this construction is that it can kink, so it’s unusual to use it as a sheet.
Saved by uncleflo on December 28th, 2019.
How to make an eye splice in a double braid polyester rope for e.g. halyards. SPLICING TOOLS can be bought at: https://www.premiumropes.com/splicing-rope/splicing-tools Do you want to make an eye-splice yourself? Premiumropes carries the most complete range of rope splicing products of brands like D-SPLICER and Selma. All used and tested daily by our own riggers.
Saved by uncleflo on August 14th, 2019.
The RYA Online Day Skipper course is a comprehensive introduction to chartwork, navigation, meteorology and the basics of seamanship. Invaluable for learning how to start making decisions on board. Unlike other online learning organisations, this course does not use video CD but a FULLY interactive learning suite. No matter where you are in the world, the Day Skipper course can be tailored to your requirements. There are no pre-course requirements for this RYA online Day Skipper theory course, but some sailing knowledge is helpful. The RYA online Day Skipper course is made up of detailed lessons, most of which are animated for easy learning. Each lesson is followed by a set of questions which can be answered online.
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Saved by uncleflo on September 4th, 2016.
Debout sur le pont de gaillard, le capitaine pose un regard admiratif mais hautement concentré sur le gréement de « L’Hermione », d’une complexité inouïe. Il règne à bord de la frégate une agitation maîtrisée. On s’apprête, pour la première fois, à hisser ses 17 voiles en lin (2 000 mètres carrés) : faire filer 28 kilomètres de cordages dans mille poulies, sans que rien ne s’emmêle.
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