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 Post subject: Ropes
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:07 am 
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If someone was to rig there own Hawaiian style righting system do you need a special kind do of rope or can I just buy a good quality rope from home depot? I was curious about the rope that is used to lace the trampoline as well. I bought a used 16 and the lacing rope looks bigger than what I have seen used. Thanks


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 Post subject: Re: Ropes
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:12 am 
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Rope???? If it's on a sailboat, it's called a "line".

For the righting line, the best stuff to use is called "hollow braid". It's soft, large diameter, and you can slide bungee cord inside it to make your righting line snap back. It's available through Murrays...

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For tramp lacing, any low stretch, high quality line will do. I prefer to use New England Ropes Sta-Set line as it is inexpensive, good quality, and available a West Marine. 1/4" diameter is a good size for tramp lacing.

Don't purchase line from Home Depot, it's garbage and not something you would want to use on a boat.

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 Post subject: Re: Ropes
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:14 pm 
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Thanks srm. My language shows what a newbie I am :) lines for now on.


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 Post subject: Re: Ropes
PostPosted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:50 pm 
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Hollow braid won't work well with an Hawaiian system as it won't go through the block at the end of the bungee that keeps the line from dragging in the water.

Use some inexpensive 1/4 inch yacht braid line. Tie some knots in it so you have something to grip when righting the boat.

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