Rope is the Answer

Marine Rope

At one time or another many of us have used some type of rope for any given activity. Whether it was for work, play, adventures or any other various activities we choose to use rope to help us along the way. Some activities that I have done that involve rope include jump rope, rock climbing, rope swing, tug of war, and water sports just to name a few. There are many different textures, styles, colors and coatings that many rope distributors have to offer. Depending on the different application the best rope can be chosen from a selection. Just a few types of rope by name are braided, twine, nylon, marine, cotton, elastic among many more. The colors in ropes are simply just for design and look and really serve no other purpose. Some ropes are multiple colors or contain flecks of color, which typically cost more.

Rope is made at different breaking strengths so that if you are using ropes to lift or hold something you know how much it can hold. This is especially important when using rope for rigging on a sailboat as if a rope were to break mid sail it could damage the sails, pulleys, blocks or any other item involved in the rigging process. A lot of ropes sit out in the sun all day which can cause them to get week and brittle. This would be an ideal situation to purchase a rope that has a high ultraviolet resistance as it will make the longevity of the rope longer. No rope is guaranteed to last a lifetime. After enough wear, tear and weathering a rope will eventually get brittle, fray, fade, loosen and loose strength. It is good practice to replace ropes that are heavily used every couple of years to ensure they are working properly.