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Subject: [Towertalk] rope
From: (Bill Coleman)
Date: Thu, 11 Jul 2002 19:14:16 -0400
On 6/13/02 7:47 PM, Mike & Coreen Smith at wrote:

>I've got a chunk of nylon rope as a boom support on a 24' boom 6m yagi and
>it's approaching 10 years old and going strong.

Both nylon and poly rope will deteriorate with the Sun's UV. Nylon takes 
longer. I've had nylon ropes under my airplane for three or four years 
before they deteriorated sufficiently to replace. Poly rope would not 
have lasted a year in the hot GA sun.

Some synthetic ropes (Nylon, Dacron, etc) designed for outdoor use have 
UV inhibitors for this reason. Makes them last 10 years instead of 3.

Bill Coleman, AA4LR, PP-ASEL        Mail:
Quote: "Not within a thousand years will man ever fly!"
            -- Wilbur Wright, 1901

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