Samson Ocean Introduces H i g h - S t r e n g t h Dock Lines

— L i t e r a t u r e A v a i l a b le A major advance in the wetstrength retention of nylon fiber has paved the way for Samson Ocean Systems, Shirley, Mass., to develop dock and anchor lines with high tenacity and abrasive resistance.

The wet-strength retention is made possible using a special process developed by Allied Fibers and Plastics, and identified as Caprolan 2000 SeaGard. Samson dock and anchor lines made with the SeaGard nylon are reported to test 35 percent s t r o n g e r than conventional stranded nylon and 20 percent stronger than conventional braided ropes used in the marine environment.

Reportedly, the new Samson high-strength nylon braid has dynamic elongation which virtually eliminates shock loading from surges and reduces loads on fittings.

It is also torque-free which eliminates hockles and kinking, and makes the line easy to heave, fake down and pay out. Working loads of the new nylon dock and anchor lines are rated at 20 percent of average tensile which provides over 50 percent higher safety margins when compared to three-strand nylons, based on American Boat and Yacht Council standards for vessel loads at anchor.

For further information and free literature on the Samson Ocean Systems new high-strength dock and anchor lines, Circle 28 on Reader Service Card

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 41,  Nov 1985

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