Accession Number : ADD008419
Title : A Safety Mooring Line.
Descriptive Note : Patent Application,
Corporate Author : DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY WASHINGTON DC
Personal Author(s) : Swenson,Richard C
Report Date : 16 Mar 1981
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : This invention provides a safety mooring line which is restrained from snapping back when parting. A high strength, low-stretch line is braided or twisted in a helical path around a high-stretch safety line. The safety line serves to retain the ends of the high strength line should that line part. A load-bearing jacket braided or stranded into the rope and having a slightly fuzzy nap protects the rope, enhances wear and produces better rendering characteristics over bitts and capstans.
Descriptors : *Patent applications, *Mechanical cables, Ships, Mooring, Safety, Fracture(Mechanics), Backlash, Prevention, Nylon, Polyamide plastics, Braids, Synthetic fibers
Subject Categories : Textiles
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE