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New Book: 'Splicing Modern Ropes'

Posted by Phillip Gutowski on

   This full color, hardcover is beautifully bound and makes an excellent addition to the library on any boat. The opening pages do a great job in helping the reader to understand the evolution of modern synthetic fibers. With product names like, Dyneema, Spectra, Vectran, Zylon, Kevlar, and Technora, casual sailors might often feel overwhelmed in the variety of material choices for their application. Polman, a specialist in synthetics technology, thoroughly analyzes the technical properties of each type of fiber, and sheds some light on their naming and chemical make-up. After giving the reader confidence that they’ve chosen the...

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