Scouts-L Mail Archive for August of 1999: Re: Color Coding Rope Ends
Re: Color Coding Rope Ends
Fri, 27 Aug 1999 11:10:23 -0400
Jim Pratten wrote:
" The identification system works like this; each letter
of the color represents 5 feet in length. Ropes with red colored ends are
15 feet in length because Red = 3 letters x 5' per letter = 15'. Blue is
20' and so on."
Now, what to do with that 10 foot rope? :)
What we have done in the past is cut and whip the rope with a special waxed
whipping twine. We then dipped the ends in a red, yellow, or blue aniline
dye mixture that is alcohol based. I believe the powdered dyes came from a
theatrical supply shop.