Join Date: Jun 2004
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Realy don't think hardware rope is going to work all that great, the softer stuff from the hardware stores stretch out much easier.
I use it for light duty non-critical things around the house and garage, and for a few things on the boat, and have found that half inch hardware store rope will often stretch out a lot, and shrink (diameterwise) from say 1/2 inch to 3/8inch with just a couple of decent pulls, not good for halyards. Don't know what the elongation does to the strength rating, but it starts out much lower than equivelant size marine rope.