5/16" (8mm) New England Ropes 3-Strand NylonLine Diameter: 5/16" (8mm)
Weight: 2.4 lbs per 100’
Breaking Strength: 3,000 lbs
3-Strand Premium Nylon is a longwearing, flexible and easy-to-handle rope that has greater strength and better abrasion resistance than all other 3-strand nylon lines. Highest tenacity nylon treated with our proprietary Marine Tech coating to increase wet strength and improve fiber-to-fiber abrasion.
APPLICATIONS: Dock lines, anchor lines, and mooring lines.
Nylon will degrade with strong oxidizing agents, mineral acids, and 90% formic acid. May discolor when exposed to high levels of carbon dioxide.
Nylon melts at 460°F with progressive strength loss above 300°F.
Good resistance to the passage of electrical current. However, dirt, surface contaminants, water entrapment, and the like can significantly affect dielectric properties. Extreme caution should be exercised any time a rope is in the proximity of live circuits.
Recommended sheave diameter:
8:1 - Braided Ropes
10:1 - 3-Strand & Plaited Ropes
No blanket safe working load (SWL) recommendations can be made for any line because SWL's must be calculated based on application, conditions of use, and potential danger to personnel among other considerations. It is recommended that the end user establish working loads and safety factors based on best practices established by the end user's industry