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    Spyderline Cordage ordering question

    This has been gone over before I'm sure. I wanted to order some Spyderline cord from Annapolis Performance Sailing. When I go to order, it asks me to order by quantity. Well, what quantity is it measured by?

    Is it sold by the inch, by the yard, by the foot? How is it measured?

    Thanks.

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    By the foot.

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    Great. Thanks. I've emailed them directly, but haven't heard back from them. I appreciate it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    Great. Thanks. I've emailed them directly, but haven't heard back from them. I appreciate it.
    You'll hear back soon. I had a really good customer service experience with them.
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    Yep, you're right. I did hear back not long after I wrote that. Great service so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCPatrick View Post
    This has been gone over before I'm sure. I wanted to order some Spyderline cord from Annapolis Performance Sailing. When I go to order, it asks me to order by quantity. Well, what quantity is it measured by?

    Is it sold by the inch, by the yard, by the foot? How is it measured?

    Thanks.
    FWIW, I found Spyderline on West Marine's site. Unless I'm not reading things correctly, it seem that their 3.8 is twenty cents less per foot than APS. They also sell it by the roll (50 ft) for $22.99 as well as by the foot. I live in MD and there is a West Marine within 20 minutes from my house. Seems like the roll is a good deal if you can use 50 feet. It is available in purple or lime in the 3.8 size.

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    Quote Originally Posted by qpens View Post
    It is available in purple or lime in the 3.8 size.
    That must be why it's cheaper But, I guess it's worth the savings if you needed enough.
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    I noticed this Spyderline is rated in "tensile" strength. Starting at 350 lbs for 3/32 up tp 2500 for 3/16. I'm not sure exactly how that (tensile) would relate to a "working load". Which size would you guys use for hanging a hammock? Or, which would be the equiv of HH UL Explorer Spectra, which I believe TH rates at 1600 lbs? IOW, would their 1900 lb 5/32 exceed the Hennessy cord rating, as it appears to do? ( If the rating method is the same?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BillyBob58 View Post
    I noticed this Spyderline is rated in "tensile" strength. Starting at 350 lbs for 3/32 up tp 2500 for 3/16. I'm not sure exactly how that (tensile) would relate to a "working load". Which size would you guys use for hanging a hammock? Or, which would be the equiv of HH UL Explorer Spectra, which I believe TH rates at 1600 lbs? IOW, would their 1900 lb 5/32 exceed the Hennessy cord rating, as it appears to do? ( If the rating method is the same?)
    Bill
    I can't speak to the specifics of 'tensile strength' vs 'working load', but I'm currently using the 5/32" on my HH with a CC buckle setup, and it works great. Pics here.
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    Hi. I found this on Rope Inc's website: (http://www.ropeinc.com/ropetensilestrength.html): "Tensile strength is the average strength of new rope under laboratory conditions. This is determined by wrapping the rope around two large diameter capstans and slowly tensioning the line until it breaks. The manufacturer's recommended working load is determined by taking the tensile strength and dividing it by a factor that more accurately reflects the maximum load that should be applied to a given rope to assure a comfortable safety margin and longevity of the line. Of course that factor varies with the type of fiber and the weaving construction. There are however always exceptions, most notably the fact that rope is susceptible to degradation and damage in numerous ways that are not controllable by the manufacturer."

    "...the working load for most kinds of rope is between 15% and 25% of the tensile strength. Now consider the fact that any time you tie a knot in a rope you effectively cut the tensile strength in half. The knot when tensioned cuts the line. While certain kinds of knots damage the line less than others, the 50% loss of tensile strength is a good general rule to live by. Research has shown that the figure 8 knot reduces the tensile strength by approximately 35% instead of 50% for other common knots tested."
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