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Introducing Quick Ropes Quick Guides

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  Dear Customer,   The QuickRopes team have created a series of QuickGuides for our customers. They are short no-nonsense guides to all things rope related.They have been written by the relevant specialist from the QuickRopes team to help you.   if you have any suggestions for improvements we would be delighted to hear them.Please feel free to download and share them with everyone who is interested in ropes. Regards,   The QuickRopes Teaminfo@quickropes.com                QuickGuide to rope diameters   This simple rope ruler is designed  to help you identify the size of rope you need. ...

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A Quick Ropes Quick Guide to mooring and anchoring lines

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 Click here to download Dock lines are usually made from nylon or polyester synthetic fibres. Polypropylene is occasionally used and although it’s the least expensive and can be useful for temporary applications we don’t recommend it for longer term use.  It will need to be replaced more frequently which will cost you more in the long run.   Low-stretch lines, like old worn-out polyester braid on braid used for running rigging are not suitable as they transmit shocks from waves, loading up and loosening dock cleats and your boat's deck hardware.   Polyester isn’t quite as strong as nylon however it doesn’t shrink or...

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A Quick Ropes QuickGuide to choosing sheets and halyards

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Click here to download Sometimes it can be difficult to size sheets and halyards from memory so we have prepared this quick guide to help you get it right. Diameters have been chosen using standard braid on braid polyester breaking loads. If you use Dyneema® or aramids you can usually reduce the diameters given here. Bear in mind the thickness of some ropes is chosen for ease of handling rather than breaking load so moving down a size when using stronger ropes is not always the best solution.   To use this guide find the size of your boat in...

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A Quick Ropes Guide to Rope Materials

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Click here to download as a pdf   The advent of nylon spelled the end for the use of hemp and sisal in rope manufacture for leisure sailing.  A wide range of synthetic fibres is now available for rope construction.   Polyester is the most commonly used fibre for running rigging on a yacht or a dinghy and features widely in all rope manufacturer’s ranges. High performance fibres like Dyneema® and Kevlar ® are also used but they are more expensive due to the nature of their manufacture. Polyester (PES) The polyester yarn  used in rope manufacturer is usually Medium...

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