Braided Polyester Cord is made and produced by New England Ropes. It is tightly braided line, and is used ideally in general purpose applications: flag halyards, tie downs, mark anchor lines, etc. It is sold in lengths of 50 feet, by the individual foot, or by the spool. Comes in white.
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is this the preferred material to lace the fabric to my boat t-top ?
Small in size this is really good cordage. I used this for securing many different items on my boat. I would recommend you could use this for lacing fabric or covers. Good quality.
David,I can not be 100% sure, but it should work. I have used it to hold in flotation on my racing dingy. It has worked well and held up very well.
That's what I bought it for as recommended by other boaters. So yes, it will work fine for t-top canvas tie-down.
what is breaking load for this line?
I don't know the breaking load for this line as I bought it for a flag halyard and it should be many times stronger than I need.
I do not know, I would call Jamestown.
whats besst for flag flying in the backyard?
Hi Louann, I can't answer your question about cord for flag flying, but I can say that this double braided polyester line is very tough. It has enough stiffness that makes it easier to handle (does not tangle easily). I use it for cranking cords on lawn equipment and pull rope cords on my trolling motors. It has served me well for this. I highly recommend double braided polyester when the cord needs to be tough and abrasive resistant. Bobby
Dacron braided rope is best. No elongation. Excellent wearability. and strength. Depending on the flag size, I would use 3/16" diameter.
This cord is very strong and UV resistant. It would work great on a flagpole
can I use the 3/16 in. to tie to life rings ?
Yes. But to truly answer your question you'll need to guve us more information. What are you going to tie to the life ring? Are you going to use this cord to retrieve a thrown life ring?
While 1/8 cord may be OK to hang a life ring...from a hook or the like...I would not use it to tie to a life ring. First...if you mean for a victim in distress to grab on to...or for a life saver to haul in ...I would recommend something thicker and easier on the hand...less likely to cut and easier to grab.You may also want to consider a line that floats .... this one does not...floating line could also be grabbed by a victim...and is less likely to foul a prop.Good luck,Joe LaFreniere
I would probably use something larger of the same spec, but it would depend on how much it is expected to be loaded during use. (Breaking Strengths often do not reflect things like fraying, wear, etc...) I've heard that having a working load of 20% of the breaking strength is acceptable before.
I would guess so. I use it for lines on my dinghy and it is strong and easy to work with.
I need to confirm. This is 1/8", low or no stretch and I can burn to seal the ends? Thanks.
Yes it is 1/8 inch or very close to it.Yes it is low strech.Yes you can melt the ends.Eric
I doesn't seem to stretch much. Although I didn't heat the ends, one end of the length I received was sealed with heat.
Hi Cliff, This is a very, very low stretch cord with a very firm finish. It is also a strong cord. I find it very useful. It is kinda stiff because of the hard braiding but this hard braiding makes it very wear resistant. Yes, you can burn the ends to stop it from raveling. Bobby
Yes. It is a tight braide, low stretch line that you can burn/melt the ends to seal. Absolutely wonderful line to use on boat....and everything else. Always have a piece of this line in my pocket when sailing!
Yes, but do so carefully, so as not to result in rough charred fibers.
CHARLES H. LEWIS
Cliff,About a year ago I purchased a roll of this cord. Yes, it is 1/8 " cord that is quite strong for its small diameter. It is polyester (aka dacron) and is relatively low stretch. It is not no-stretch, since it is braided and will have some give. I would estimate that a 4 ft length will stretch about 1/4 to 1/2 inch depending on the load. Being polyester, you can easily melt the ends with a hot knife or by burning. If you use a lighter to melt the ends as I do, I would suggest that you hold the cord with a bunched up piece of rag and let a couple of inches protrude from the rag. Heat the tip of the end protruding from the rag until it is well melted and then pull the end through the rag. This will give the melted end a nice shape and will size it the same size as, or smaller, than the cord. If you don't do this, you will end up with a hard irregularly shaped blob on the end of the cord that is not streamlined. BTW, pull the hot melted end through the rag without getting any of the melted plastic on yourself. As you probably know, it is hot and will burn you if not careful.Hope this helps.Bill
I bought this cord to lace the T-top on my boat. I did not notice any stretch when I was lacing. After almost two years the T-top is still tight as a drum. The ends were melted with a lighter and are still that way.Chuck
I didn't get the 1/8 but the 3/16 was actually 3/16 and had no problem sealing the ends with either a lighter or hot knife. it does stretch a bit but not a huge amount.
Yes. The cord has virtually no stretch, and burn-sealing the ends will work.
yes, it is low stretch and you can burn it to seal the ends..
I cannot say whether it's low, or no stretch, but it is the higher density, tighter woven braid than typically found, and it can be heat whipped. I used it for webbing on my lifelines. Hoped this helped.Rob S
This is the cord to use if you need to lace up your T-top canvas.
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Cape Charles, VA
This is great cord. We used it to set 100's of buoys for a rowing race. It is stiff enough to tie nicely and has a tightly braided cover. Other similar braided nylon ropes are flimsy. Also used for permanent lanyards for temporary lights with a slip prussing knot that works well.Great stuff. Durable spool...another brand from another supplier came on a plastic spool that broke and rendered it useless for in the boat buoy setting conditions.
Great for Scout Knots
Great for scout knot projects like Turk's head and monkey's fist. Has a stiffness that helps the scouts make the knots but not too stiff that if is a problem to work with.