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How to Care for Your Ropes

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Lt. Eugene Johnson of the Captree, New York, U.S. Power Squadron, offers a few suggestions on how to keep ropes strong and durable.  He says you will need to inspect and maintain them periodically.Hold up an arm’s length of rope at critical points and examine it for chafe, cuts, broken strands and other deformations.  If you find cut strands, chafe …