General purpose sinking rope that hardens and shrinks with use in water. The rope has excellent stretch and recovery characteristics, and is used in many anchoring and mooring applications. Nylon looses 10% of its break load when wet. When new Nylon ropes can stretch up to 35% of their length before they break . The stretch characteristics of a used rope will reduce proportionally to the number of times it has been worked, and to the load that it has been subjected to. Nylon ropes manufactured at Southern Ropes exceed both the British and European Standard published by the European Committee for Standardization, or CEN (BS EN 943:2002).
Please note that break loads are for dry rope. Nylon can loose up to 10% of its strength when wet.