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#51 Dtwo

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:05 AM

We developed a new rope to fix a growing issue with boats like her and it's proving to be working exactly as desired, that's cool. 

 

Pictures/more info?  Sounds interesting.


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:23 AM

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100% sustainable. ;-)


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Posted 27 March 2019 - 03:09 PM

If you are in MNZ SSM you can use Manila as a anchor warp. If you have any brains or live in the 21st century, something MNZ doesn't and isn't, then you'd run like the wind at just the thought of that. But we hear the Greens may start pushing for boats to use 'environmentally sustainable' ropes in an effort to stop the climate changing so get ready for 'Would you like that made from Nylon, Polyester or recycled vegan peace tofu?'

 

 

Pictures/more info?  Sounds interesting.

Just a black 2 over 2 8 Strand so nothing that special to look at. The goody bit was we made it using a special blend of fibres so got very nice handling, good strength, OK elasticity yet lighter and with far less than usual water holding ability.

 

As you could imagine when you have a 60mt length of 36mm rope it can get heavy, get it wet and it can get very bloody heavy. So much so some of these big boat crews now struggle to handle them, hence if you can reduce weight without losing the goodness needed it's all good.

 

It's an idea we have been pondering since we did a 80mt boat in the Middle east and they bitched about the weight. They were traditional polyester/nylon braids.

 

That's one thing the Jeweller (directs his crew to do really) likes to do, allow his suppliers to pitch new ideas or options, as the design of the boat alone shows. In doing that he has also got some pretty cool new and not that common in the game sh*t aboard. It also helps NZ mobs like us to learn and develop.


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