Rope for running rigging and dock, dinghy, anchor lines. Excellent pages on rope care, how to tie important knots, and how to splice many types of line. Wonderful related site with animations of knots tying themselves!
Spectra, Vectran, T-900 and other strong, durable, and inelastic lines lose most of their strength at a knot and must be spliced. How to splice HM rope. 4 pages with diagrams.
A tour through twists and braids; nylon, polyester, Kevlar, olefin, and polypropylene; and the super-strong Spectra, LCP, and Technora.
The qualities to look for in rope - durability, hand, strength, and stretch - the various cordage materials available - polyester, PBO, UHMPE, para-aramids, polyester-polyarylate and their trade names - and the methods of using them - knots, clutches, cutting, finishing, coiling, lashings, and sheaves.