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Old 07-13-2014
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Re: Bad Rope (Line/Sheet) Advice?

There are imitation ropes that are made who-knows-where, probably in some Asian country. Online rope is often equivalent to that Rolex watch sold on street corners. I once bought a length of "Sta-Set" online that was advertised as the real thing. Suspecting it was fake, I contacted New England Ropes and attached close-up pix of the rope. They replied that it was certainly not theirs. Buying in a brick and mortar store probably means that they have the real stuff but be aware that there are imitations out there. Sales people who actually know about rope for sailboats are few and far between.
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