VIDEO: What a year it was:
A recap of the inaugural season for the PAC52 Class in 2017.
Scuttlebutt Sailing News – VIDEO: What a year it was, Editor
Knots Are Great But Beware Of Limitations:
Paul Dyer, technical manager at Marlow Ropes, tests the effects of knots and splices on rope strength.
It’s likely anyone who has ever used ropes has learned to tie knots – to create eyes, connect rope to objects or even just for decoration. There’s a knot for every application and for many applications there is no better solution than a knot. Nonetheless it is important to be aware of the limitations of knots.
Every time a rope is distorted, strength is lost. When a rope is bent around itself or an object, some of the strength quoted by the manufacturer is lost. A bent rope means some of the fibres on the outside of the curve will have to carry more load while fi…
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