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Dynamic Rope Vs Static Rope

There are a various types of rope, but one important differentiation is whether the rope is dynamic or static. This distinction is important when considering which rope to use in different applications. So, what is the difference? A dynamic rope is one that is specially constructed to have some...

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Sister Clips, Brummell Hooks, Inglefield Clips

What are sister clips? The generic sister clip is used for joining to an identical sibling clip. They are interlocking clips that are twisted to lock in place or seal. Sister clips are sometimes known as Inglefield clips, and potentially even a brummel hook.  Each clip looks like a link of a chain,...

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Stainless Steel Rigging Closed & Open Thimbles

What are thimbles? When you say ‘thimble’ the most common image that comes to mind for the majority of people will be the thimble used in sewing to protect ones thumb or fingers whilst stitching for a long time. However, here we are talking about quite a different kind, which instead of looking...

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Rope Guides, Horn Cleat, T-Cleat, V-Cleat, Stoppers

What is a rope guide? It is pretty much all in the name. A rope guide is a mechanism that guides the rope, sometimes also known as a cleat. There are a number of different styles of cleats, for different usages with many types and thicknesses of rope. All of them contain a mechanism for controlling...

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Rope Stoppers and Parrel Beads

What is a parrel bead and a rope stopper? Parrels are loops made of rope or metal, they are loose loops to enable movement and sliding around whatever they are attached to. Parrel beads are solid balls with holes drilled through them which are threaded along the loops. Parrel beads are normally...

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Pad Eyes - Folding, Round, Bolt Through, Screw In

  Pad Eye Round Base 4 x M10 What is a pad eye? A pad eye is a device that a line runs through to provide an attachment point, they are often found on boats, and often welded or bolted to the deck or the hull of the boat. They are made typically of steel and consist of an opening for the line,...

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C, T & V Cleats & Rope Stoppers

What is a cleat? In simple terms a cleat is a device for securing a line, the term was first applied to pieces of metal or wood with projecting arms on which a rope could be wound, thus securing the load on the rope, for example to fix in place the halyard used to hoist a flag or a sail. Modern...

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Industrial Eye Bolts - Stainless Steel Eye Bolts with Shoulder and Fork

  Eye Bolt What is an eye bolt? An eye bolt is a bolt with a looped head with screw threads at the other end. They are often made in one piece, either bent or forged into shape, but for high loads those with welded loops are used as they can withstand loads up to the tensile strength of the metal...

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Use of Cord Locks

  Shock Cord Locks Cord locks are often used in conjunction with elastic cord or elastic string. Often made out of plastic, a cord lock is also known as a cord fastener, a plastic stopper, or a cord toggle. The real unique selling point of the cord lock is that it tightens  rope or cord without the...

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How Pulleys Changed the World

    As is the case with all the simple machines, that these days we couldn’t do without, the origin of the pulley system is unknown. It is thought that by 1500 BC, people in Mesopotamia were using rope pulleys for hoisting water. The first documented use of compound pulleys in a block and tackle...

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Keeping the turbines blowing in the wind...

 

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Dyneema® Rope Mooring the World's Largest Cruise Ship

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Nautical Rope and Marine Rope

Ropes are an integral part of sailing. Nautical rope or marine rope , as it is sometimes called, have multiple uses whether that be to control the sails, to lift an anchor, to secure the boat, to secure loads and much more. As a sailor, rope is something you will have to get to grips with.

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Braided rope – what is it?

The way rope is constructed is integral to its performance and utility. It impacts the rope’s shape and how it performs with different loads.

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Industrial uses of ropes

Rope is one of the most multi-functional pieces of kit known to man. In industry such as marine, and utility such as pulling stumps and lashing cargo, its contribution is invaluable to the worker.

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