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mmm, tugboat rope

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Cajun4x4, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. Cajun4x4

    Cajun4x4 1/2 ton status

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    50' of 1.5" nylon rope, 55k rated...soon to have weaved loops :D



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    So I see you like to go boating... :doah:
     
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    Never thought about using that as a tow strap. Good thinking.:waytogo:
     
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    how'd you score that?

    Or did you just pay retail?
     
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    bought it from a local hardware store... $2 a foot, came out to $108 with tax, i figure its better than droping ~$60 on a 30k procomp strap that ive seen blown up countless times. and the best thing about this rope is even if i do manage to break it you can weave it back together very similarly to the way the loops are made and retain ~90% of the ropes strength, thats just not gonna happen with a 3" 30k strap

    got the idea from a guy on another forum, he is a hardcore mud guy and wheels with trucks with Vtreads etc and he highly recomended it so im gonna give it a try
     
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    nice. did you get marcus to braid it yet? lol
     
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    naw ill have him do it soon though
     
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    i live near the mississippi river. after that stuff frays the river boats throw it away (safety deal). i have used a lot of it. it works very well. the only problem is getting a clevice or hook big enough to go around it, but not to big to attach to your truck. u will like it, it is tough as heck.
     
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    it did rather well last weekend :D

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    nice, we use old firehoses... only problem is they break... a 60k lb keeper strap works wonders... chains work for pulling too ya know, dont mean they're the best, and nothing is failsafe, but id bet that sombitch is rated at like 100k lbs...
     
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    nice... I got 48k straps... 35-40' x 1.75".. fits in a receiver and has a small bungie effect thus not breaking the straps.... sold a mess of them....
     
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    I used to work on towboats, got the idea from there.... there are three trypes of lines used on barges, nylon, cotton, and spectra or steel face wires. The nylon ones stretch and absorb shock well. I have hammered on them with my K20 pulling other guys out of mud pits and have never broken one or torn up my truck yanking on someone. Its great stuff but make sure you get nylon.
     
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    My uncle in law worked on a Drilling rig and gave me a 125' cat line. It was 2 inches thick and would stretch like a rubber band. Left it in my brother in laws truck tool box and a bag of deer corn was left on top of it. Got wet with the corn and basically rotted into dust. Weird.

    We hooked onto a truck buried one time during a Texas snow/ice (about 3":haha: )
    and he took off. Stretch forever and then slung him back to the stuck truck almost hitting him. I laughed so hard. The guy in the truck looked like this:yikes: .
     
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    :haha::haha::haha:
     
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