I'm off next week to the Republic of Georgia for a couple of months, and
hope to have comms, but no guarantee...
One on the reasons that a 3 strand nylon rode works so well with a rope
chain gyp is it's stiffness in not sliding thru the lands of the combo
chainwheel. I'm curious as to how well the 8-braid will do. definitely
better for storage, and what we use in bigger line sizes (usually measured
in circumference for some archaic reason as in 10" - NOT Diameter)
Any feedback on this?
I don't have any specific experience yet - I'm relying on
circumnavigator-with-kids Pam Wall's experience with the product, in their
Maxwell 5/16HT windlass' gypsy.
That it's 3/4 concerned me, as it's bigger than the spec on the normal
rope/chain mix - but perhaps it's the flexibility which made it appropriate
for the gypsy. The lumps in a 3-strand might engage the "teeth" in a gypsy,
but as I understand it, the movement comes from pressure down the groove
rather than "engagement" - of course, if you have a horizontal windlass,
that becomes more important...
My windlass is in hand, and the rope is ordered. I'll do a bit of testing
on what I assume will be an installed windlass before I leave after my 15Feb
trip to the boat.
PS West matched to within $5, and indicated that the 576/roll was their Port
Supply price. No shipping saved me 100 in the deal (or my contractor having
to pick them up the next time he was on that coast) over the Miami price
(both were taxed)
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The vessel as Tehamana, as we bought her
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