Interesting Roller reefing line idea

gregcope

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Hi,

I cam across a roller reefing line that looks like 10mm braid on braid - nice and strong as well as easy to handle.

The interesting part is that the final (roller end) appears to be stripped of internal braid. I assume this is intentional and to make the final few m easy to coil on the roller, and save space, whilst the handled end is a nice thick rope.

I assume being braid on braid it has hence lost 50% of its strength, but as this is 10mm this should be of little concern.

Thoughts?
 

ditchcrawler

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This is used quite often.Mine is the same.I have seen some lines where the outside layer is stripped leaving the inside layer as the thinner section.I asked a rigger and he favoured stripping the inside as yours(and mine) is.
 
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