Marlow Ropes Definitve Rope Guide Brochure, Issue 6
GRAND PRIX SERIES
CUSTOMISATIONS The identification of ropes is fundamental on board racing yachts especially aboard shorthanded boats. Grand Prix Series covers are custom made and can be specified with custom colours and fleck patterns to distinguish ropes for different on board applications, helping to improve crew efficiency.
ARMOUR COAT ArmourCoat is a pre-mixed polyurethane emulsion rope coating which increases abrasion resistance. SILICONE COAT A silicone coating that lubricates the rope and reduces friction to improve internal abrasion resistance, and yarn-on-yarn abrasion. DRI COAT A hydrophobic coating that repels water to reduce the water uptake of the rope. GRIP COAT A tacky self-healing coating that improves core-cover adhesion and reduces particle ingress into the rope. ENDURA COAT A higher performing and premium polyurethane emulsion that significantly increases abrasion resistance. As rope technology moves forward, it is coatings and the application of coatings that have been one of the biggest advancements in recent years. Different types of coatings are now being used to impart different properties to a rope. This may be because the coating offers properties that traditional fibre material cannot offer or perhaps the coating replicates the attributes of certain fibres but with less mass, thereby saving weight and reducing rope size.
Countdown hoist markers are added to the cover during braiding and assist grinders in timing sail hoist perfectly. Hoist markers will use the same material blends as the rest of the rope to maintain cover stability.
POLYESTER YARN STANDARD COLOURS AVAILABLE:
GLOW IN THE DARK MARKERS
Glow in the dark or retro-reflective markers can be used along the full length of the rope to improve rope identification and visibility at night.
Core inserts are precisely positioned before cover braiding and increase rope diameter at a specific point on the rope. Inserts not only increase rope diameter, but also help maintain rope shape for improved clutch and jammer performance.
Cores can be tapered before the cover is over braided. The cover construction is then subtly altered during braiding to form an invisible rope taper. Core tapering decreases rope weight and improves flexibility on light tails.
TECHNORA BLACK TECHNORA BEIGE VECTRAN
VARIABLE COVER BRAIDS Different properties such as greater firmness, more flexibility or improved splicability can be imparted along the length of a single rope, using Marlow’s variable cover braid technology.
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