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    Re: Knot strength
    From: Beleg
    Date: 1999 Apr 06, 8:01 PM

    Hello Lu,
    
    �����, 7 ������ 99, you wrote to world:
    
    LA> I'm looking for some definitive, original-source data on the strength of
    LA> various common knots (bowline, sheet bend, etc) vs the strength of the
    LA> original rope itself.
    
    It's a part of table, printed in book "Modern rope seamanship" by
    Colin Jarman & Bill Beavis (Adlar Coles Ltd. London).
    But i have translated (russian) version, and have no needed dictionary to translate all the table, so i'm
    sending a part of it. Strenght of knots in % from strange of original
    rope. First figure - standard %, second one - practice %.
                                 Nylon hawser |  Sizal (Natural libres) hawser
    reef knot                         50-37   |  76-53
    simple knot                       54-40   |  71-50
    sheet bend                        71-53   |  72-50
    topsail bend (�double sheet bend�)77-57   |  71-50
    �ogon�                            100-81  |  100-100
    running knot(or maybe half hitch) 75-55   |  99-94
    bowline                           78-58   |  90-63
    
    Best regards,
     Beleg (aka Konstantin Doudka)
    Vladivostok,Russia                      mailto:beleg@mail.primorye.ru
    
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