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Does anyone have any sources for used climbing rope?  Our club rib is badly in need of a new shot line following a little incident with a landrover in Eyemouth.

Willing to part with money if required.

Many thanks.
 

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<font color='#000080'>Try outdoors centres.  They have to throw them away after a certain time/number of falls.  If you are in the north "The Outdoor Trust" is a good place to start at Belford, Northumberland.
 

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Quote[/b] (hazey @ April 06 2004,10:00)]Does anyone have any sources for used climbing rope?  Our club rib is badly in need of a new shot line following a little incident with a landrover in Eyemouth.
I wouldn't use climbing rope for this. 3 strand 6mm nylon rope would be better as its a bit more stretchy and, more importantly, cheaper  


Try a local chandlers and if they give you an odd look when you say its for a shot line then tell them its either for a dingy anchor or a tripping line.
 

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Nick,
Climbing ropes are deliberately stretchy, far more so than any other rope/line I've seen. They also get replaced quite frequently although that shouldn't matter for a shot line (If I remember correctly the breaking strain for a new one is 800Kg)

Simon A
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>Hazey

Climbing rope black 12 & 15 mm marlow.

Now surely you know someone in the HM Forces near you that may be able to supply some after 4 descents thay must scrap it ..... Look in any Forces members cars, and they got tow ropes
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If this is really what you need, I'll have a word with my storeman mate. Will cost you P&P and a small fee for the RNLI.

Shotline .

You might have one of these near you.

£ 9.39  220mts x 6mm nylon 3 strand nylon line...  pg 199 of the catalouge.

STILL WANNA SAVE MONEY.

Chat up your friendly BT engineer, in the back of his van is a couple of drums of  500mm x 6 mm 3 strand nylon line.It's used as a MOUSE to pull cables though pipes
. For a pint , some falls off the back of the van .

Andy

Diver + Knife = lots of rope cutting on boats
 

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Quote[/b] (Simon A @ April 06 2004,11:21)]Climbing ropes are deliberately stretchy, far more so than any other rope/line I've seen. They also get replaced quite frequently although that shouldn't matter for a shot line (If I remember correctly the breaking strain for a new one is 800Kg)
I bow to your superior shot line knowledge on this one then  


I know several people who have tried to use it on their yachts in the past and come a right cropper with it. Oddly enough theu don't use it any more (and still get evil looks from the lifeboat guys in the pub  
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Andy, thanks for the offer.  No problems with paying p&p and a donation to the RNLI for some climbing rope - after all without their help we might have been looking at replacing more that a shot line (and a Discovery)
 

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Quote[/b] ]I know several people who have tried to use it on their yachts in the past and come a right cropper with it. Oddly enough theu don't use it any more
Wait til ya see the mooring lines on the TAURUS ,
 Black 15 mm ex forces fast roping line  ..  
 

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<font color='#0000FF'>Always pleased to help , hazey.........

That piccie is a cracker,,,, wheres ya club RIB ?   under it ?
 

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Quote[/b] (hazey @ April 06 2004,12:10)]Andy, thanks for the offer.  No problems with paying p&p and a donation to the RNLI for some climbing rope - after all without their help we might have been looking at replacing more that a shot line (and a Discovery)
Okay I'll bite  
- what's the story....:p

As an ex-landy owner, I will say a small prayer whilst raising a glass of malt tonight...

Simon
 

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Quote[/b] (Snash @ April 06 2004,12:49)]p

As an ex-landy owner, I will say a small prayer whilst raising a glass of malt tonight...

Simon
let me jsut clarify that a bit

I am an ex owner of a landy

not..

a landy that has ceased to be..


Simon
 

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<font color='#000080'>OOOOOOOOOOo was that you lot who got their discovery trashed on the beach at Eyemouth??  That slipway is EVIL.  Dog leg and a 1 foot drop on the end.......
 

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To cut a long story short.

Launched off the beach, engine would not start.  Tried to recover the boat but the swell built up fast.  Then the winch strap broke.  Made  a second attempt using some rope round the winch, but by the time the boat was on the front wheel of the disco was embedded in the sand.  Made several attempts to pull the car free using the shot line, but it kept breaking (hence the need for a new one).

Trailer got recovered at low tide and the very very nice people from the RNLI towed the boat round to the harbour.

The picture below shows what is left of the Disco after the breakwater wall was finished with it.

 

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<font color='#000080'>god i hope you were insured!  I have dived out of Eyemouth where we could either see water, or rocks and the harbour depending on where you were on the wave.
Glad you were all ok.
 

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Now, if it had been a Toyota, according to Top Gear, you'd STILL have been able ot drive it away
 

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Quote[/b] ]I know several people who have tried to use it on their yachts in the past and come a right cropper with it. Oddly enough theu don't use it any more
Wait til ya see the mooring lines on the TAURUS ,
 Black 15 mm ex forces fast roping line  ..  
One point to remember, fast-roping line isn't the same as climbing rope.  the former is static-line which means is has minimal stretch, the latter is dynamic-line which means it has plenty of stretch.  Stuff that lashes down fine with fast-rope will come adrift with climbing rope if you aren't careful.
 

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The spare tyre looks OK though.

Sorry to see all this, I've had a close call myself - much relief when the Landy shifted.

Adrian
 
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