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    paulcooper is offline Registered User
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    Default where to buy thick rope?

    I want to buy some thick rope about an inch and a half or two inches in diameter.
    This is for a rubbing strake around a traditional clinker dingy. All of the chandlers
    only have the usual yacht type ropes.
    can anyone help.? I need about 15 metres.

    paul cooper.


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    Default Re: where to buy thick rope?

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.gaelforce.net/index2.asp>Gael Force</A> list several types of rope in sizes over 30mm

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    Default Re: where to buy thick rope?

    If you're based in the Solent area, try The Chandlery Barge at Bursledon. I got some there last year. Can't remember what it cost but it was something like 20 quid for an 8 ft dinghy.

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    Default Re: where to buy thick rope?

    see if you can find a surplus place... Boggy Knights (sp??) in Plymouth, the will have tons of the stuff. There must be some Janners on the forum who will be able to correct me...

    Cheers

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    Default Re: where to buy thick rope?

    Many have said it before, but if people filled in their profile to give some indication of where they either live or where their boat is moored, then perhaps we could give more specific guidance as to where they may be able to purchase things or get advice from.

    If he is in Cornwall, then MacSalvors of Pool, Camborne have big sized rope - some very big.

    p.s. personally, I don't care who knows where I reside or where my boat is, or what I did and do now.

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    Philip

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    Default Re: where to buy thick rope?

    Well philip I dont think anybody could complain about your profile, but did you include the name of the cat?? :-))

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    Mike not on Ceumur no more

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    Default Re: where to buy thick rope?

    &lt;personally, I don't care who knows where I reside or where my boat is, or what I did and do now&gt;
    Of course. I just hope that smear on the side of your containership isn't a yacht! (only kidding Phillip)

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    Default Re: where to buy thick rope?

    I've heard of the Chandlery Barge. Where in Bursledon is it? Am I right that it specialises in secondhand stuff?

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    Default Re: where to buy thick rope?

    I was only a mere electrical officer on the containerships, so wasn't involved in any navigation work.

    One of the worst places for dodging fishing boats was south of Sri Lanka. They came at the ship from any side, and only turned to go behind at the last moment. There were a few bum pinching moments up on the bridge at these times!!

    I am glad to now be retired and play around in my own boat.

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    Philip

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