Rope, what the.... - Page 4 - SailNet Community

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > General Interest > General Discussion (sailing related)
 Not a Member? 


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
  #31  
Old 10-29-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: chesapeake bay
Posts: 1,942
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 6
scottyt is on a distinguished road
dont forget bolt ROPES
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #32  
Old 10-29-2008
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 71
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 8
Gary3675 is on a distinguished road
Call APS in Annapolis...here is their website
www.apsltd.com
The have a sale rack for line. Good line at a good price.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #33  
Old 10-29-2008
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2,710
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 9
SEMIJim will become famous soon enough SEMIJim will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by painkiller View Post
Isn't it considered rope until it serves a purpose aboard, at which point it becomes line?
IIRC it is Brion Toss, Master Rigger, in his book The Rigger's Apprentice that says something to the effect of "It's rope until it's cut to a length, then it's a line. After that it may remain a line (e.g.: "dock line'), become a rope again (e.g. "bolt rope"), or become a halyard or sheet." While it's in bulk form (i.e.: Still on the spool), it's "rope."

Jim
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #34  
Old 10-29-2008
AllThumbs's Avatar
midlife crisis member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 960
Thanks: 0
Thanked 5 Times in 5 Posts
Rep Power: 7
AllThumbs is on a distinguished road
Quote:
Originally Posted by nightowle View Post
check out knot & rope supply at knotandrope.com

they ship pretty fast and have good prices - click on the double braid product.

All the double braid there seems to be nylon....
__________________
The people who find fault in what you build typically don't build anything at all.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #35  
Old 10-29-2008
Valiente's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Toronto
Posts: 5,491
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Rep Power: 10
Valiente has a spectacular aura about Valiente has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by SEMIJim View Post
IIRC it is Brion Toss, Master Rigger, in his book The Rigger's Apprentice that says something to the effect of "It's rope until it's cut to a length, then it's a line. After that it may remain a line (e.g.: "dock line'), become a rope again (e.g. "bolt rope"), or become a halyard or sheet." While it's in bulk form (i.e.: Still on the spool), it's "rope."

Jim
It always surprises me when guys like Alex can learn this stuff in English. That was until I did a little research and learned that most European languages have equally obscure nautical terminology. So the habit of calling boat objects not by their appearance, but by their function, seems widespread. English is particularly difficult only because of the haphazard way it absorbs non-English terms, frequently giving two or three wildly differing names for the same thing.
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
  #36  
Old 10-30-2008
sww914's Avatar
Aspiring to be a Mexican
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: La Cruz de Hunacaxtle, Mexico
Posts: 541
Thanks: 0
Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Rep Power: 6
sww914 is on a distinguished road
I was taught that it's rope in the locker, it's line on the boat. Unless...
Reply With Quote Share with Facebook
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Rope mats GoodOldBoat Good Old Boat 16 03-06-2014 11:16 AM
Replacing Rope Clutches? Perithead Gear & Maintenance 8 03-04-2008 07:04 PM
How to size rope ModMMax Gear & Maintenance 41 12-12-2006 12:16 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:07 PM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012