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Really Strong Rope

Postby Kayak Jack » Thu Apr 20, 2017 3:14 pm

I've mentioned this stuff before, and it bears rementioning.

Amsteel rope the size of a shoestring has 1,400 pound tensile strength! No, that isn't a typographical error. And, it costs about the same as common, nylon cird.

Take a look.
http://www.samsonrope.com/Pages/Product ... ductID=872
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Re: Really Strong Rope

Postby jdupre' » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:37 pm

Jack, I learned about this stuff while building my hammocks. A friend gave me 30 ft of 3/8" he had on hand. It's rated at 17,600 lbs!! That'll hold up my skinny butt.

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Re: Really Strong Rope

Postby Wannabe » Fri Apr 21, 2017 8:55 pm

And it floats.
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Re: Really Strong Rope

Postby Kayak Jack » Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:02 pm

I used the 7/64" on the winch to haul the Duck into the hangar. My shoestrings are the same size!
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Re: Really Strong Rope

Postby grandpa paddler » Fri Apr 21, 2017 10:52 pm

jdupre' wrote:Jack, I learned about this stuff while building my hammocks. A friend gave me 30 ft of 3/8" he had on hand. It's rated at 17,600 lbs!! That'll hold up my skinny butt.

Joey


Might even hold up my fat but :mrgreen:
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