Author Topic: Unoiled Manila Rope  (Read 4612 times)

Marvin

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Unoiled Manila Rope
« on: June 10, 2005, 06:22:27 AM »
I am trying to find a source of unoiled manila rope so that I can make mats suitable for indoor purposes.

Can anyone suggest a "retail" source in North America that could provide such a product?

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Re: Unoiled Manila Rope
« Reply #1 on: June 10, 2005, 10:36:00 PM »
Marvin,
    Contact the riggers at Mystic Seaport, I know they use Manilla and get the best they can lay their hands on.

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Re: Unoiled Manila Rope
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2005, 10:42:02 AM »
Hi Marvin, I wish you luck: but all the manila I've seen is oiled.  It really isn't too ofensive.  I've some cotton 5/8" which is raw (that is untreated).  The sort of stuff than hand rails and baracades in theaters are made from.  Sisal is frequently laid up raw (which is called "WATER LAID", but seldom in larger sizes than 1/4"  up to 1/2".  Try contacting Des Pawson or Marty Combs and if they can't find it you are probably not going to find it.  Just in passing; what use to you have that a bit of oil will matter?  I know you said "indoor" but I use tarred hemp and every other line ever made indoor or out  so I am puzzled.  Is the odor offensive?  Is the transfer of oil to unoiled surfaces offensive?  Where are we intended to help you go?  
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Re: Unoiled Manila Rope
« Reply #3 on: June 11, 2005, 11:50:03 PM »
I had a second thought.  CWA described towing new line overboard.  Since I am lacking a ship I put some new line in my rushing creek, let it run for a day, reversed it and let it run a second day and then coiled it down on a grate to dry.  There wasn't much oil left after all that!  Good luck.  If you do find a source post it here or Email me.. I'm always looking for something different.
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