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Really Strong Rope

Discussion in 'The Geezer Corner Cafe' & Chat Section' started by Kayak Jack, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    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
     
  2. jdupre'

    jdupre' Well-Known Member

    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
     
  3. Wannabe

    Wannabe Well-Known Member

    And it floats.
    Bob
     
  4. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    I used the 7/64" on the winch to haul the Duck into the hangar. My shoestrings are the same size!
     
  5. grandpa paddler

    grandpa paddler Well-Known Member

    Might even hold up my fat but :mrgreen:
     
  6. texastom

    texastom Well-Known Member

    Does it stretch much? I've seen the specs, but they are hard to put in perspective for practical use. For a hammock, would you expect it to stretch enough with a 170 pounder that it would have to be retied frequently?
     
  7. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    Almost no stretch at all, Tom. Less than steel.
     
  8. texastom

    texastom Well-Known Member

    Thanks Jack, I've come up with a couple of uses for it now.
     
  9. Kayak Jack

    Kayak Jack Well-Known Member

    I'm glad it's useful for you, Tom. Strongest stuff I've ever used.
     

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