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    Re: Knot strength
    From: Mike A. LeButt
    Date: 1999 Apr 06, 2:50 PM

    At 11:11 04/06/99 -0700, Lu Abel wrote in part:
    
    >I'm looking for some definitive, original-source data on the strength of
    >various common knots (bowline, sheet bend, etc) vs the strength of the
    >original rope itself.
    
    Try contacting Practical Sailor.  They may have done comparative
    strength-testing of various knots/hitches/splices for different rope
    materials.
    
    
    	P/Lt/C Michael A. LeButt, FC
    	Balboa Power Squadron (Newport Beach, CA)
    
                "A ship in harbor is safe,
    	  but that's not what ships are for..."
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