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Tarred Marline

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Tarred Marline

This tarred marline is the real deal! Natural hemp twine soaked in Stockholm tar. Used to seize and serve standing and running rigging, seizing headsails to jib hanks, and rat boards too shrouds on traditional vessels.

Available in 2, 3, 4, or 5-ply.

Yield on the one pound tube is approximately 225 feet per pound for the 2-ply and approximately 150 feet per pound for 3-ply."

Technical Specifications:

  • Material: Hempflax

  • Construction: Twisted

  • Specific gravity: 1.38 (Sinks)

  • UV resistance: Good

  • Abrasion resistance: Fair

  • Chemical resistance: Fair

  • Spliceability: Average

  • Wet vs. dry strength: Up to 120%

  • Melting point: 180 ºC

  • Short heat resistance: 40 ºC

  • Elongation (at 20% break): 3%

  • Colors: Natural, Tarred, Dark Brown