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How do you say "Boltrope" ?

Ok, so i wandered into the riggers the other day looking for a Clevis Pin and while there asked if they kept any Boltrope channel. (I need some for a canvas thing I'm working.)

What ?

Boltrope

Speak English.

C'mon, you know, the stuff that you sow into a sail that goes into track on the mast or boom. Boltrope.

Ohhhhhh .... Bolt Rope.

hmmm .... now I have always pronounced it boltrop ..... but they are insisting on Bolt Rope .... What do you reckon ?

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Re: How do you say "Boltrope" ?

Yeah it's Bolt Rope!

Damn Aussies even type with an accent!
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Yeah it's Bolt Rope!

Damn Aussies even type with an accent!
Oi! I resemble that remark!... but, yes, it's plain 'ol "bolt rope" down here too.


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Who is for ... Fuzzy am an idjit ?
Hmmm...

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Re: How do you say "Boltrope" ?

Idjit it is then ....

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Re: How do you say "Boltrope" ?

I wonder what the Brits would say ?

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Re: How do you say "Boltrope" ?

bolt rope is an old term back when we sewed the rope onto a tape and then to the sail.
If you would have said Luff tape or continuous support tape he would know what you wanted. young kid sailmakers these days? they still make bolt rope tape with three strand rope but it is not very common these days. if it is for an awning it is called awning rope and it fits into the awning track. Luff tape has the tape split so the luff of the sail goes in between the tapes and awning tape is not split so you sew it to the under side of the fabric so the tape does not show.
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I wonder what the Brits would say ?
Probably "boltrop".. Wait, maybe that's the Kiwi pronunciation.

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I would never call you an idiot......to yer face, but it is Bolt rope so look away.

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Re: How do you say "Boltrope" ?

Overbored .... he was as old as me at least ... not likely to see another 60th birthday that is for sure. It was all about pronunciation but yes, you are right , in this day and age luff tape would probably have been a better term to use.



Oh well Hartley old friend ... at least I can pronounce luff tape ....
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Re: How do you say "Boltrope" ?

Well the irish would say:

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Compleet -n-utterIdjit it is then ....


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