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Yacht ropes: a brief guide to cover materials


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All sailing boats need ropes. But what is required of a rope varies greatly depending on the application. A vang purchase system demands different characteristics to a sheet, just as a halyard on a cruising boat can differ greatly to that on a grand prix racing yacht. Typically we don’t need to worry about the details too much as manufacturers tend to target their product lines: cruising sheet, performance halyard etc. But what really differentiates these ropes on a technical level and which materials are responsible for providing the various characteristics? In this blog with give a brief overview of some of the fibres most commonly found in modern rope covers. 

Premiumropes Eco - Turning Bottles Into Ropes

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The issue of plastic waste has come to the forefront of public attention in recent years, with plastic bottles clogging our waterways and gathering as vast floating islands in our oceans. Now scientists and entrepreneurs across the world are scrambling to come up with solutions to the problem and find novel ways of recycling waste plastic. Premiumropes are no different and have recently launched their Eco range of ropes featuring recycled Polyester.

Introducing Premium Ropes and Stirotex Fibre

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Premium Ropes is an Amsterdam based rope supplier, rigging workshop and resource centre for all things running rigging.

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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