Help: Best place to buy bulk nylon/polyester rope
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Steve Madsen
(smads) - F

Locale: Utah
Help: Best place to buy bulk nylon/polyester rope on 04/08/2011 18:21:54 MDT Print View

I (and most of my family) go through my rope really fast, and it is getting expensive buying by the foot. Does anyone know a good place to buy? I am mostly looking for smaller 3/32" to 1/4" size nylon/polyester.

Eugene Hollingsworth
(GeneH_BPL) - F
Bulk Nylon Rope on 04/09/2011 02:03:31 MDT Print View

I buy from Fleet Farm - Atwood Rope Co. brand - we buy 300 ft rolls of 1/16 in for about 6-7 bucks, some is not hollow - it has a core. (the rope without the core seems to tangle easier) It's the stiffness and ease of tying different knots that don't slip that I like. I have to assume their other ropes can perform as well.

This isn't super-strength, "only" rated at 85 lbs.
1.18mm micro http://www.atwoodrope.net/product-list.php?pg1-cid42.html

Daryl Daryl
(lyrad1) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest, USA, Earth
Kiteline on 04/09/2011 08:34:34 MDT Print View

Steve,

That line Gene mentioned is my favorite line. I agree with everything he said, particularly the ease of tying and holding knots. I even use it for shoe laces but it wears out after a few months of my use. It works well with the small linelocs too.

Kite line is another option. It comes in big rolls and it is often on sale.

Here's an example:

line

Kitebuilder has many other sizes of line too.

Daryl

Dale Wambaugh
(dwambaugh) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest
Re: Help: Best place to buy bulk nylon/polyester rope on 04/09/2011 09:33:27 MDT Print View

I buy braided nylon seine line in rolls from a commercial fishing supply. The dark colors are tarred and you don't want them.

http://www.seattlemarine.net/productcart/pc/viewCategories.asp?idCategory=1123

The only size reference I could find for twine sizes is a PDF at http://www.seamar.com/images/rope/twineSizeChart.pdf it has photos, but no diameter/size reference.

Steve Madsen
(smads) - F

Locale: Utah
Thanks for the replies on 04/11/2011 11:09:23 MDT Print View

Thank you for the replies. I ordered some 1/16" rope from Atwood rope MFG. It is just what I was looking for.

Thanks!