Aamstrand Ropes & Twines

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Aamstrand Ropes & Twines
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711 N Grove St
Manteno, IL 60950
(815) 468-2100
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Choosing The Right Boat Line Like many other boating products, rope is not a static commodity, but is still evolving and improving. When you buy, read the latest product information. Most boaters will use either one form or another of nylon and perhaps also polypropylene. Nylon For most docking and anchor lines, standard nylon is a good choice. It has great strength, “gives” under load to absorb energy, and is relatively inexpensive. It's also easy to handle and resists the harmful effects of sunlight better than other synthetics. It’s the rope of choice for anchoring rode Nylon comes in strands and braided. Three strand is usually used on anchor rodes because of its stretch and resistance to abrasion. Braided, more commonly seen on dock lines and in sailing rigging, will snag easier than stranded line, (a serious detriment when scraping across the bottom of the sea) although it’s usually easier to handle and has great strength. Some types of stranded lines are softer than regular 3 strand and less desirable for boat use. If you see stranded nylon in a hardware store, for example, that’s very inexpensive, beware. Some types of braided lines are stronger and less subject to snagging. Don’t just buy rope. Read the various product descriptions each time you buy to help you make the right choice. Normal loading should be nowhere near a rope’s breaking strength, certainly no more than 25%. This means your lines will stay on duty even when stressed well beyond the service intended, resisting big wakes, strong winds, and other challenges. Remember that breaking strength decreases with age and wear and knots and kinks in the line will weaken it. Polypropylene Most people know this as “that yellow rope” that’s commonly used to tow skiers, wake boards and dinghies. Because polypropylene rope floats, it’s handy to have around for multiple purposes such as these. Made of synthetic fibers, polypropylene is almost as strong as nylon but is considerably less resistant to the sun’s UV rays and will normally not last long. You shouldn’t use this type of rope for more than a year, two at the most, depending on usage and degree of exposure to UV. This line will actually begin to visibly disintegrate as it ages. But if you replace it regularly it has its uses. Sailing Lines Your boat’s running rigging is not the place to economize. If you purchase quality rope designed for a specific use, you’ll do more than improve your boat’s performance: quality rope, properly cared for, can be used repeatedly for progressively less demanding jobs, giving it a long and useful life. With today’s new high-tech synthetic fibers and advanced rope construction, you can buy rope that’s 10 times stronger than steel with extremely low stretch. Many racers and cruisers have switched from wire to all-rope halyards; others have also opted for high-strength, low-stretch, lightweight ropes for their running rigging. All-rope halyards have several advantages over wire. Wire is hard on your hands and gear. Rope is easier to splice, it won’t scrape paint or anodizing from your mast, and you don’t have to decide whether or not to rely on a worrisome rope-to-wire splice. The primary disadvantages are that rope is thicker, so it has more windage aloft (but around half the weight), and even the ultra-lowstretch fibers elongate more than wire. Quality rope costs more than wire but is easier to install, lasts longer, and can be recycled to a less demanding capacity. Revised by BoatUS editors in June 2012




“This is about rope, not dope” Two state lawmakers want to legalize hemp cultivation in Arizona. Senate Bill 1337 would set up the process to produce, distribute and sell hemp in Arizona through a program overseen by the state agriculture department. Growers and processors would be required to pass criminal background checks and would have to keep detailed records about growing locations. Crops could be inspected and tested by agriculture officials, and if the plants were found to have more than 0.3 percent of THC on a dry-weight basis, the crop can be destroyed and farmers can be banned from future hemp growing. The Arizona Farm Bureau supports hemp production, a spokeswoman said, but wants to ensure the cost to regulate it isn't burdensome to the state. “This is about rope, not dope,” Republican Sen. Sonny Borrelli, of Lake Havasu, said of his legislation, which has bipartisan support from Yuma Sen. Lisa Otondo, a Democrat. In his office at the state Capitol, Borrelli displayed products made with hemp that he picked up at a high-end natural grocer — rope, hemp seeds, lotion and soap. “Why are we not doing this?” he asked. “This is another product that our farmers could use, make money on and stimulate the economy. We’re missing out on a multibillion-dollar industry.” The trade group Vote Hemp estimates the value of hemp products sold in the U.S. at $600 million. Since a provision in the 2014 U.S. Farm Bill signed into law by President Barack Obama defined hemp as distinct from marijuana, at least 30 states have passed industrial-hemp legislation. The states have established research or pilot programs, commercial programs and authorized studies, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures. Nearly 10,000 acres of hemp were grown in 15 states last year, according to Vote Hemp. In a desert state like Arizona — where agriculture uses the largest share of water — hemp requires less water than cotton, grows faster, produces higher yields and uses less fertilizer, say the lawmakers, who are pitching the idea to farmers, irrigation district board members and agricultural associations. Otondo said the legislation has gotten a good reception from farmers and irrigation district board members, especially in light of the water crisis. Her hope is to establish a hemp industry that will attract processing plants to the state and create more jobs. "We could have processing plants for seeds, for textiles, processing plants to extract the oils," she said. "We are really in a great position to get in on the ground floor." But a prior attempt to legalize hemp farming failed in 2014, and this year's legislation has its critics. While some farmers may see potential in growing hemp crops, others are leery of subjecting themselves to more regulations. “You don’t want somebody else breathing down your back, watching every move you make," said Paco Ollerton, a Pinal County cotton, wheat and alfalfa farmer who is president of the Arizona Cotton Grower’s Association. And the stigma of marijuana could keep them away. “I think there’s fear in the public that it is very similar to cannabis,” he said. “From a grower’s standpoint, I think my concern is just that we don’t know enough about it.” The legislation could also face opposition from lawmakers who perceive hemp as equal to marijuana. Otondo, who had a representative from Vote Hemp talk to Democrats about the bill this week, said she is trying to educate lawmakers about the difference. "This has nothing to do with recreational or medical marijuana," she said. Yvonne Wingett Sanchez , The Republic | azcentral.com Published 7:01 a.m. MT Feb. 7, 2017 | Updated 19 hours ago