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What are the three materials lines are commonly made of?
Nylon, Dacron & Kevlar
Of Nylon and Dacron, which is stronger and stretches more?
Nylon
Are Dacron and Kevlar high stretch or low stretch? Why is this advantageous for halyards?
Low stretch. The line will not have to be adjusted with increasing wind loads.
What is "breaking strain"? What is "working strain?"
Breaking strain is the force needed to break a line. Working strain is the greatest amount of force that can be placed on a line without damaging the line.
What is Nylon's working strain?
About 10% of its breaking strain.
What is Dacron's working strain?
About 20% of its breaking strain.
Which is stronger, braided weave or stranded weave, and by how much?
Braided weaves are approximately twice as strong as stranded weaves.
What knot is used to tie two lines together?
Square knot.
This knot is used to tie two lines of equal or different sizes together
Sheet Bend
These knots are used to tie a line to a post.
Bowline or Clove Hitch or Round Turn & Two Half Hitches
This knot is used to tie a line around one's waist.
Bowline
This knot is used as a stopper knot.
Figure Eight
With what line would you secure a line to a Deck Cleat?
Cleat Hitch
What is Stranded Nylon's stretch at a load of 50% breaking strength?
30%
What is Braided Nylon's stretch at a load of 50% breaking strength?
15%
What is Stranded Dacron's stretch at a load of 50% breaking strength?
10%
What is Braided Dacron's stretch at a load of 50% breaking strength?
10%
What is Kevlar's & Spectra's stretch at a load of 50% breaking strength?
5%