Manila Rope Features
- Natural Fibre
- Higher quality than Sisal
- Sizes 16mm and over are Marine Department Certified
- High abrasion resistance, biodegradable, sinks
- Colour - Nut Brown
Comes in Sizes 4mm 6mm 8mm 10mm 12mm 14mm 16mm 18mm 20mm 24mm 28mm 32mm 36mm 40mm 44mm 48mm 56mm Dia x Units of 1m up to 250m
Care of Manila Rope
- Manila rope is very durable, flexible, and resistant to saltwater damage, allowing its use in rope, hawsers, ships' lines, and fishing nets.
- It can also be used to make handicrafts like bags, carpets, clothing, and furniture.
- Manila ropes shrink in length when they become wet. This effect can be advantageous under certain circumstances, but if it is not a wanted feature, it should be taken into account.
- As shrinkage is more pronounced the first time the rope is wet, the new rope is usually immersed into water and dried before use so that the shrinkage is less than it would be if the rope had never been wet.
- A major disadvantage in this shrinkage is that many knots made with manila rope became harder and more difficult to untie when wet, thus becoming subject of increased stress.
If using for Landscaping Projects then please read and note the following information regarding measuring of your Manila Rope.
Natural ropes generally shrink 10 to 15percent in length - temporarily, until they dry out - whenever it rains.
Natural ropes also tend to run oversize in diameter, so we suggest that you get your rope first, then drill the holes.
Suggested minimum sizes - 1 1/2inch hole for 1inch rope, 1 7/8inch hole for 1 1/4inch rope, 2 1/4inch holes for 1 1/2inch, 3inch holes for 2inch ropes
Why so big?
Because when the rope shrinks in length it increases in diameter. So if after it rains, the rope doesn't have room to 'breathe' and dry out completely where it's going through the holes, it will rot in those spots.
If you're planning to replace old Manila rope, the following info is very important
- If the old rope measures 2inch in diameter, it probably did not start out as 2inch rope. It is more likely 1 1/2inch rope that has swelled up over time to 2inch.
- Accordingly, if it measures 3inch in diameter, it was almost surely 2inch when it was new. So if you're putting new rope through existing holes, be sure to measure the holes, then place your order based on the above guidelines.
- Again, if the rope barely fits through the holes, moisture will collect in those spots and the rope will fail before it's time.
This PDF has been put together to assist with as much information as possible regarding features of Manila Rope.
This Product Cannot be sent to a Rural Delivery Address if over 25kg. Please note:
- Supply a non-RD address or
- If non-RD address not provided it will be freighted to the nearest Courier depot.
8/1/2020 - V Updated