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Offline Gitche Gumee Ki

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Capstan winch rope storage
« on: March 08, 2020, 09:50:14 AM »
Capstan winch rope storage.Best way to keep the excess from tangling?

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Re: Capstan winch rope storage
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2020, 09:10:32 AM »
Welcome to the FF Gitche Gumee Ki,

get a soft rope bucket to store the line,
if I'm understanding your question.

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Re: Capstan winch rope storage
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2020, 01:29:30 PM »
I used to use one of the soft buckets and got tired of bothering with it.  Now I just make two coils of rope.  Pictured is about 200 feet--I almost never have to get into the second coil.

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Re: Capstan winch rope storage
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2020, 06:48:15 PM »
Thank you for the reply s. I,m going to try both suggestions.
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Re: Capstan winch rope storage
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2020, 09:34:40 PM »
You just can't beat the rope bag for storing and paying the rope out quickly (if you stuff it in the sack, NOT coil it). It is a bit of a pain to stack it in the bag (start with one end, and just start feeding it in).  There is a reason rope bags are popular with rock climbers.

If you are not "stacking" the rope in a rope bag, you should flake the rope for storage, not coil it. (A flaked rope may look the same as coiling from a bit of a distance, but it avoids putting a twist into the rope, which causes problems when you go to feed it back out again.)
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Re: Capstan winch rope storage
« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2020, 09:06:51 AM »
We use an old knapsack . Easy to carry . We have been using just twisted rope over the years but it kinks up over time . Just switched to the recommended braided poly a few days and it is much better . More expensive but much better .

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