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I read somewhere that dark colored lines actually hold up better than white lines. I thought the reflective property of white would inhibit UV.
So I e-mailed all the rope manufacturers about a month ago. One secondary player wrote back that he had heard the rumor but had nothing to support it. None of the major players (Yale, NE, Sampson) responded at all.

Anybody got any data, research, findings, studies?
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On certain types of lines, like polypropylene, that is true, because the material used to make the darker lines blocks more UV. A test was done a while back on polypropylene line netting that is used on multihull trampolines. The black stuff lasts considerably longer.

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I read somewhere that dark colored lines actually hold up better than white lines.
"Cuz white lines......Blow Awaaaaaaay"


Sorry had an 80's old skool moment there.


I think a lot depends on the material.

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On the other hand putting a black tramp on your cat means you have to wear asbestos on your ass and feet to sail it in the middle of summer.
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Durn, I was very excited when I saw light vs. Dark. Thought someone was going to post something about differences between light and dark rums. Oh well, maybe next time.

I did drink dark and stormies which is the official drink of Bermudian sailors. I have pictures of the before; I have no pictures after we started drinkiig
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Generally, the trampoline netting is too wet to get hot...
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On the other hand putting a black tramp on your cat means you have to wear asbestos on your ass and feet to sail it in the middle of summer.

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