Scouts-L Mail Archive for September of 1999: Re: Color Coding Rope Ends
Re: Color Coding Rope Ends
Blaine S Nay
Thu, 2 Sep 1999 21:37:02 -0700
On Fri, 27 Aug 1999 06:46:23 PDT Jim Pratten <jpratten@HOTMAIL.COM>
>I've seen a system of fusing the ends of a rope that also identifies the
>rope length. The rope lengths are cut and the ends are dipped in a glue
>some such material. The identification system works like this; each
>of the color represents 5 feet in length. Ropes with red colored ends
>15 feet in length because Red = 3 letters x 5' per letter = 15'. Blue
>20' and so on.
>Do any of you use this approach and what have you found works well as
>the fusing agent? It's been suggested that I use colored epoxy or the
>plastic dip material used to make handles for pliers.
>Looking for suggestions and experiences.
Try using red for the left end and green for the right end.
Blaine Nay, NL7EL, Silverdale, WA, USA