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    A Guide to Mooring Lines


    Robline Mooring Line

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    What is a mooring line?

    Arguably, one of the most important pieces of kit onboard your boat is a mooring line; it’s all well and good having a great boat, but if you can’t safely secure it at the quay, harbour or pier then you’re in real trouble. 

    Introduction to Core Fibres in Modern Ropes

    Gottifredi Maffioli running rigging and rigging supplies

     

    There are many core materials used in rope making (e.g. Vectran®, PBO, polypropylene, hemp, nylon etc) but the vast majority of modern ropes are based on a polyester, or increasingly, a Dyneema® core. Get a basic introduction to the benefits and weaknesses of these two primary core fibres.

    We are constantly reporting on the latest innovations in the marine industry which offer weight savings whilst, at the same time, increasing safety factors. The result: lighter, faster, safer and more exciting sailing.

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