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Rope coils, clockwise or anti clockwise


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Most rope was 'laid up' or made right handed, that is the twist went from bottom left to top right. Coiling clockwise was thus both kinder to the rope and the coils formed more easily. Incidentally, most coiled lines were normally hung off the deck from belaying pins, which kept them out of any water that led to rot.

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Kester - remember that as the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, only left handed people are in their right minds!!

 

As for ropes, if you coil a right handed rope anti-clockwise, it will kink when you run it out!

 

John

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Kester - remember that as the right side of the brain controls the left side of the body, only left handed people are in their right minds!!

 

As for ropes, if you coil a right handed rope anti-clockwise, it will kink when you run it out!

 

John

 

True - although my wife wouldn't neccessarily agree with the first assumption!

 

Andy,

 

It's even worse if the line doesn't reach the quay in the first place – and no searching is neccessary! :(

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