Tarring (rope)


Tarring (rope)

Some types of rope must be protected from rot by "tarring", coating the rope with tar. Hemp rope requires tarring, but Manila, cotton, and synthetics do not. Regular tarring at sea was required when sailing ships used hemp rope.

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* [http://www.bartleby.com/23/8.html Description of "Tarring Down", from "Two Years before the Mast"]


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