[Public-List] Hemp vs polyester

Gordon Laco mainstay at csolve.net
Thu Mar 12 02:51:01 PDT 2020

Good morning Stephen - 

The figure you quote is for flax, not hemp… and added to the disparity is that braided rope is generally stronger by diameter than twisted.

Gordon Laco

> On Mar 12, 2020, at 1:44 AM, Stephen Gwyn via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org> wrote:
> A quick bit of Googling suggests that 10mm hemp rope has a breaking
> strength of 760kg vs 2600 kg for 10mm Marlowbraid polyester.
> SG
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