Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Learn Why Not All HMPE Is The Same

Operators in the marine industry, looking for high performance mooring ropes, are increasingly turning to ropes made from ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE), also known as high modulus polyethylene (HMPE). Ropes made from this synthetic material are just as strong as steel-wire ropes, yet significantly lighter, making them easier to handle, thereby saving time and money for the users and reducing the carbon footprint.

September 13, 2016
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Tuesday, November 20, 2012
splicing 3-strand

Now THAT’s a Fid! Workers Splice Bitter End of 20 Inch 3-Strand Hemp [IMAGE]

Either that or these guys are just very well-dressed, and very tiny shipyard workers.  

November 20, 2012
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Knots – How To Tie A Monkey’s Fist And Heave A Line

From waking up and tying your shoelaces to riding a bosun’s chair, learning how to handle line aboard ship is a steep curve.  One of the most difficult tasks for...

January 24, 2009
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Monday, February 4, 2008

The Meltdown Chair – Recycling Polypropylene Line

An interesting way to recycle Polypropylene Line. More details can be found HERE. (Via Sea-Fever)

February 4, 2008
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