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LF: Re: Polypropylene Ropes

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Subject: LF: Re: Polypropylene Ropes
From: "captbrian" <[email protected]>
Date: Thu, 31 Jul 2003 09:52:51 +0100
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Try Boat Jumbles. (Chichester has one early Sept) but they are all around
coast often in aid of Life-boat funds. "Yachties" discard running rigging at
the slightes hint of obselescence (ok ok I cant spell obselesc etc ) with
years of life left in it. Find coils of double plaited nylon and or terylene
for a few quid. I assume your loads are a lot less than those on taut sails.
Chandlery prices fall away according to an inverse square law relating to
distance from Hamble. But jumble prices are lowest near there as rich
boat-owners discard more readily.
Take a day off and go to Cowes the week AFTER Cowes week see what second
hand stuff local "junk" shops may have. I'll look in my local chandler for
you later today.
One good turn deserves another ..                      ~              ~
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Bryan    G3GVB/MM    :-)     ~~  /)   _I)_l) ~  ~  /)        _  ~
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-----Original Message-----
From: Tom Boucher <[email protected]>
To: RSGB LF Group <[email protected]>
Date: 31 July 2003 09:13
Subject: LF: Polypropylene Ropes

Hello Group

Has anyone out there found a low-cost alternative to polypropylene ropes
for use as guys and halyards? The readily available, usually blue,
polyprop is affected by UV and, after a couple of years, becomes brittle
and breaks. If you then handle it, it will tear your hands to pieces,
leaving lots of splinters.

Polyprop is available cheaply at around 10 or 12p a metre and as my VLW
antenna has a total of 8 halyards, I need something low cost. I intend
to visit a chandlers store and seek their advice, but wondered if anyone
has any ideas?

73, Tom G3OLB

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