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Line-Breaking Strength vs Working Strength
Join Mr. Chris Leavitt, past Commander of the Houston Power Squadron and former Sea Scout Skipper, and a coastal and blue-water sailor as he presents Line-Breaking Strength vs Working Strength.
Rope strength is a misunderstood metric. One boater will talk about tensile strength, while the other will talk about working load. Both of these are important measurements, and it’s worth learning how to measure and understand them. Each of these measurements has different uses of what’s what and all you need to know about rope strength.
Each type of line, natural fiber, synthetic and wire rope, have different breaking strengths and safe working loads. Natural breaking strength of manila line is the standard against which other lines are compared. This is the point of our discussion.
Everyone will enjoy this conversation with Chris! It will be fun – informative – lively – and from an excellent seaman. This Conversation is Free to everyone.
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NOTE: This teleconference uses Zoom for the conference call. Please download and test the application on your device prior to the meeting. Each registered participant will receive detailed information on how to join the conference.
- Tuesday, August 24, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm