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Paul Frederiksen
03-15-2001, 10:44 PM
I am really excited by this three strand buff polyester rope by Brittish Braids. The nearest distributer is in Ontario Canada. He is reluctant to sell cut lengths. So...

I am considering purchasing a spool of 5/16 but at 950+ feet it is way more than I need. 240 bucks a spool is a lot of dough. Any one interested in going halves with me on one? Or even thirds?

Paul Frederiksen
03-15-2001, 10:44 PM
I am really excited by this three strand buff polyester rope by Brittish Braids. The nearest distributer is in Ontario Canada. He is reluctant to sell cut lengths. So...

I am considering purchasing a spool of 5/16 but at 950+ feet it is way more than I need. 240 bucks a spool is a lot of dough. Any one interested in going halves with me on one? Or even thirds?

Paul Frederiksen
03-15-2001, 10:44 PM
I am really excited by this three strand buff polyester rope by Brittish Braids. The nearest distributer is in Ontario Canada. He is reluctant to sell cut lengths. So...

I am considering purchasing a spool of 5/16 but at 950+ feet it is way more than I need. 240 bucks a spool is a lot of dough. Any one interested in going halves with me on one? Or even thirds?

Todd Bradshaw
03-15-2001, 11:29 PM
You might check with Brion Toss Rigging. I saw something on his BBS the other day that lead me to believe that he might carry the stuff.

Todd Bradshaw
03-15-2001, 11:29 PM
You might check with Brion Toss Rigging. I saw something on his BBS the other day that lead me to believe that he might carry the stuff.

Todd Bradshaw
03-15-2001, 11:29 PM
You might check with Brion Toss Rigging. I saw something on his BBS the other day that lead me to believe that he might carry the stuff.

Stephen
03-16-2001, 10:33 AM
I may be interested....
I've been looking for a rope that cosmetically looks traditional and has a nice feel too it as well. I haven't seen the brand you mention - where can I take a look?
I might be after 1/2" though - I'll have to go do some measuring...
Either way - let me know what you find. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif

Stephen
03-16-2001, 10:33 AM
I may be interested....
I've been looking for a rope that cosmetically looks traditional and has a nice feel too it as well. I haven't seen the brand you mention - where can I take a look?
I might be after 1/2" though - I'll have to go do some measuring...
Either way - let me know what you find. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif

Stephen
03-16-2001, 10:33 AM
I may be interested....
I've been looking for a rope that cosmetically looks traditional and has a nice feel too it as well. I haven't seen the brand you mention - where can I take a look?
I might be after 1/2" though - I'll have to go do some measuring...
Either way - let me know what you find. http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif

Hesp
03-16-2001, 01:22 PM
You might want to check how stretchy this rope is before parting with a large sum of money.

Hesp
03-16-2001, 01:22 PM
You might want to check how stretchy this rope is before parting with a large sum of money.

Hesp
03-16-2001, 01:22 PM
You might want to check how stretchy this rope is before parting with a large sum of money.

Moray MacPhail
03-18-2001, 04:46 AM
We have sold this stuff for about 5 years now, and have found it very good. We send "soft" reels back to English Braids, cos we find they are a bit stretchy, but the tight reels are fine. It splices beautifully.

They also do a braided buff polyester, which is good for sheets, especially if you want to use self tailing wiches.

Moray MacPhail
03-18-2001, 04:46 AM
We have sold this stuff for about 5 years now, and have found it very good. We send "soft" reels back to English Braids, cos we find they are a bit stretchy, but the tight reels are fine. It splices beautifully.

They also do a braided buff polyester, which is good for sheets, especially if you want to use self tailing wiches.

Moray MacPhail
03-18-2001, 04:46 AM
We have sold this stuff for about 5 years now, and have found it very good. We send "soft" reels back to English Braids, cos we find they are a bit stretchy, but the tight reels are fine. It splices beautifully.

They also do a braided buff polyester, which is good for sheets, especially if you want to use self tailing wiches.

Moray MacPhail
03-18-2001, 04:48 AM
Oops, for wiches , read winches. That'll teach me Knot TOO youse the spil czech

Moray MacPhail
03-18-2001, 04:48 AM
Oops, for wiches , read winches. That'll teach me Knot TOO youse the spil czech

Moray MacPhail
03-18-2001, 04:48 AM
Oops, for wiches , read winches. That'll teach me Knot TOO youse the spil czech

Stephen
03-18-2001, 10:13 AM
English Braids......
http://www.englishbraids.com/products/indexm.html

and Classic Marine has it too in uk:

http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/

What is the name of the distributor in Ontario?

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Stephen
03-18-2001, 10:13 AM
English Braids......
http://www.englishbraids.com/products/indexm.html

and Classic Marine has it too in uk:

http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/

What is the name of the distributor in Ontario?

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Stephen
03-18-2001, 10:13 AM
English Braids......
http://www.englishbraids.com/products/indexm.html

and Classic Marine has it too in uk:

http://www.classicmarine.co.uk/

What is the name of the distributor in Ontario?

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Paul Frederiksen
03-19-2001, 12:08 AM
Transat Marine, I think.

Paul Frederiksen
03-19-2001, 12:08 AM
Transat Marine, I think.

Paul Frederiksen
03-19-2001, 12:08 AM
Transat Marine, I think.

Dave Hadfield
03-21-2001, 09:11 AM
I live not too far from the dealer, but I don't need 5/16 -- sorry.

I prevailed upon my local sailmaker to get in a spool each of 3/8 and 1/2. So far, I think I'm the only guy who's bought any. I love the stuff. For me, it's perfect.

If you could upgrade to 3/8, I'll bet he'd ship, just to move the stock. Let me know and I'll ask him for you.

Also, I saw some lighter stuff (could've been
1/4") at the Steveston Marine near Granville Island, Vancouver, across from Redden Net and Twine. They're a big outfit. They might ship.

Good Luck

Dave Hadfield
03-21-2001, 09:11 AM
I live not too far from the dealer, but I don't need 5/16 -- sorry.

I prevailed upon my local sailmaker to get in a spool each of 3/8 and 1/2. So far, I think I'm the only guy who's bought any. I love the stuff. For me, it's perfect.

If you could upgrade to 3/8, I'll bet he'd ship, just to move the stock. Let me know and I'll ask him for you.

Also, I saw some lighter stuff (could've been
1/4") at the Steveston Marine near Granville Island, Vancouver, across from Redden Net and Twine. They're a big outfit. They might ship.

Good Luck

Dave Hadfield
03-21-2001, 09:11 AM
I live not too far from the dealer, but I don't need 5/16 -- sorry.

I prevailed upon my local sailmaker to get in a spool each of 3/8 and 1/2. So far, I think I'm the only guy who's bought any. I love the stuff. For me, it's perfect.

If you could upgrade to 3/8, I'll bet he'd ship, just to move the stock. Let me know and I'll ask him for you.

Also, I saw some lighter stuff (could've been
1/4") at the Steveston Marine near Granville Island, Vancouver, across from Redden Net and Twine. They're a big outfit. They might ship.

Good Luck

Hughman2
03-21-2001, 10:20 AM
Also try Spunflex, aka Roblon.
www.shipsofwood.com (http://www.shipsofwood.com)

I've used this, and found it satisfactory. Disclaimer: even though this is the second time I've typed this website in the last 5 minutes, I have no affiliation with the company http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif

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Hughman2
03-21-2001, 10:20 AM
Also try Spunflex, aka Roblon.
www.shipsofwood.com (http://www.shipsofwood.com)

I've used this, and found it satisfactory. Disclaimer: even though this is the second time I've typed this website in the last 5 minutes, I have no affiliation with the company http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by Hughman2 (edited 03-21-2001).]

Hughman2
03-21-2001, 10:20 AM
Also try Spunflex, aka Roblon.
www.shipsofwood.com (http://www.shipsofwood.com)

I've used this, and found it satisfactory. Disclaimer: even though this is the second time I've typed this website in the last 5 minutes, I have no affiliation with the company http://media5.hypernet.com/~dick/ubb/smile.gif

[This message has been edited by Hughman2 (edited 03-21-2001).]

Bongo Boy
11-14-2010, 03:50 AM
Yes, this is an ancient thread. But the product is still interesting. I wonder if there's a reason to pay 3 times the price for this rope over, say, New England's 3-strand poly...other than the color. I like the English Braids buff poly color...but I think I can approximate it with fabric dye, coffee or tea. Are there other than superficial considerations? For sitting on the sofa learning knots, the NE poly can't be beat...sweet stuff, even if it is bright white.

Nicholas Scheuer
11-14-2010, 07:11 AM
Both my earlier Dovekie and now my Shearwater Yawl are completely outfitted with New England Ropes' white 3-strand, brushed (not shiney) Polyester line inn a range of sizes. Having used it for 29 years, I absolutely love it.

Only problem is, most outlets for boat line don't have it in stock, and NER won't sell cut lengths, so my only source for replacement line was Edey & Duff, the people who outfitted my boats with it when built. Now that E&D is out of business, I have no ready source.

Anybody have any ideas as to who is stocking the stuff? I want a new halyard for out main.

Moby Nick

hikingchrs
11-14-2010, 09:08 AM
Jamestown dist. stocks NE ropes, also according to NE Ropes website westmarine. they have a dist locator on thier website.
Chris

Thorne
11-14-2010, 09:48 AM
R&W Rope carries most of the different brands of 'faux hemp' and will sell cut lengths -- and are VERY friendly! I personally get the Hempex and real hemp for non-running rigging on my little dory skiff, as the cost is much less than the Buff Polyester product. The real hemp line smells a bit like cow poo from the retting process, and it doesn't get much more authentic than that!
http://www.rwrope.com/traditional-rigging.html

redbopeep
11-14-2010, 10:30 AM
Cow poo, huh? I'm not sure we're missing out on anything here by using NER 3-strand, Thorne.

Regarding the New England Ropes 3 strand bright white vs all the other lovely stuff. That bright white finish only lasts a few months--then, sadly, dirt will make your ropes look suitably old and shippy :) We were advised of that by crew on the tall ship Californian and the fellow was right. It took about a year. They use NER 3 strand --the shiny kind on various running rigging on the Californian. Now NER "shiny" vs spun polyester. The shiny stuff is a bit stronger. The spun stuff, it is my understanding, is more suited to sail bolt ropes though you can use it for anything you want.

The Rope Warehouse, Rope Inc, and a few other online places have good pricing on NER 3-Strand. We bought 600 ft (spool) of 1/2" via Downwind Marine in San Diego at a good discount and we bought 600 ft of 1/4" and 600 ft of 3/16" via Fisheries Supply (Seattle? We bought it online) as well.

JimConlin
11-14-2010, 03:00 PM
I think that R&W Rope (http://www.rwrope.com/) sells cut lengths of their spun buff polyester.
http://rwrope.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/small_image/135x135/5e06319eda06f020e43594a9c230972d/b/u/buff-polyester.jpg

Peter Malcolm Jardine
11-14-2010, 07:28 PM
R&W Rope carries most of the different brands of 'faux hemp' and will sell cut lengths -- and are VERY friendly! I personally get the Hempex and real hemp for non-running rigging on my little dory skiff, as the cost is much less than the Buff Polyester product. The real hemp line smells a bit like cow poo from the retting process, and it doesn't get much more authentic than that!
http://www.rwrope.com/traditional-rigging.html

R&W sell British braid.... so the Posh stuff is available from them..

These guys sell genuine LANGETOUW hemp from Holland.... this stuff is very very high quality hemp, they have been making it for 150 years. They are also distributors for DAVIES & CO bronze stuff.

http://www.greenboatstuff.com/

Bongo Boy
11-15-2010, 10:22 AM
Both my earlier Dovekie and now my Shearwater Yawl are completely outfitted with New England Ropes' white 3-strand, brushed (not shiney) Polyester line inn a range of sizes. Having used it for 29 years, I absolutely love it.

Only problem is, most outlets for boat line don't have it in stock, and NER won't sell cut lengths, so my only source for replacement line was Edey & Duff, the people who outfitted my boats with it when built. Now that E&D is out of business, I have no ready source.

Anybody have any ideas as to who is stocking the stuff? I want a new halyard for out main.

Moby NickI've been buying nearly everything, include NER 3-strand 'traditional' (spun) from Fisheries Supply. I've enjoyed doing bidnith with them and they carry a LOT of different stuff, shipping is relatively fast, and when I needed to return $40 worth of sealants I didn't need, it was "stick it in a box and mail it to us, no problem". Although other suppliers may also do this, they sell silicon bronze screws by the each...so you don't have to spend $150 for a box of screws when you need just 6.

They do not carry English Braids products that I know of.

Bob Triggs
11-15-2010, 03:53 PM
I know that the Wooden Boat Foundation Chandlery in Port Townsend washington sells that 3 strand Buff Poly Line.

www.woodenboat.org/chandlery (http://www.woodenboat.org/chandlery)

ddeaton
11-18-2010, 09:10 AM
I have had the English braids on my cat for 4 yrs now. Good stuff, but the buff faded back to white during the first season.

Chris Gerkin
11-18-2010, 01:54 PM
I have used Leoflex with good results and it is very easy to splice. I get it at American Rope and Tar.

Bongo Boy
11-18-2010, 07:45 PM
I have had the English braids on my cat for 4 yrs now. Good stuff, but the buff faded back to white during the first season.
That suggests to me that, sailing at 9-10,000 ft altitude, it would bleach out white before I got 'er down the ramp. :)