[Public-List] Hemp vs polyester
mainstay at csolve.net
Thu Mar 12 09:29:54 PDT 2020
I believe Bulk Hemp is low grade non-marine, probably not hemp… and Classic Marine’s rope is Langman's, which is actually flax….
> On Mar 12, 2020, at 12:18 PM, Stephen Gwyn <stephen.gwyn at gmail.com> wrote:
> This website:
> gives a breaking strength of hemp of 1540 lbs. = 700 kg
> and this one:
> gives a breaking strength of 795 kg
> Can you point me to a source for your numbers?
> On 2020-03-12 2:51 a.m., Gordon Laco wrote:
>> 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
>> www.gordonlaco.com <http://www.gordonlaco.com>
>>> On Mar 12, 2020, at 1:44 AM, Stephen Gwyn via Public-List <public-list at lists.alberg30.org <mailto: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.
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