Our 3-strand nylon rope has less twist for a softer lay so it remains easy to handle without a reduction in strength. The softer lay construction is ideal for dock, anchor and mooring lines given its stretch, shock absorption and abrasion resistant characteristics. Nylon is inherently resistant to most chemicals, heat, rot, mildew and UV which makes it perfect for marine use. 48° North Marine uses 3-strand nylon in anchor snubbers, bridles and strops as well as mooring and dock lines. The generally accepted working load limit (WLL) for new 3-strand nylon is between 10% - 15% depending on the application (see note below)
Custom cut products may not be returned/refunded unless defective
Meets CI-1303 standard
Tensile strengths for new rope are based on tests in accordance with ASTM Test Method D-4268 on new and unused rope in laboratory conditions.
Note on Working Loads
Working loads are for rope in good condition with approximate splices, in non-critical applications, under normal service conditions. Working loads should be exceeded only with expert knowledge of conditions and professional estimates of risk. Working loads should be reduced where life, limb, or valuable property is involved, or for exceptional service conditions such as shock loads, sustained loads, etc.
The Cordage Institute specifies that the Safe Working Load of rope shall be determined by dividing the Minimum Tensile Strength by the Safety Factor. Safety factors range from 5 to 12 for non-critical uses.