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Getting a Line on Cordage


Whether you're seeking the top of the line or watching the bottom one, there's a wealth of choices if you know your ropes.

 Although nylon was a vast improvement over the manila hemp to which sailors were accustomed, they would've been better off with one of today's high-strength, low-stretch fibers, which are vastly more suited to running rigging.

Nearly half a century down the line, the revolution in cordage technology continues to bring fiber products with greater strength and less stretch. None has durability to equal that of polyester under exposure to seawater and sunlight, but all have found a place, whether standing alone or blended with others, in the complex world of sailboat rigging.  more...

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