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Comm Rope Length Id

Discussion in 'Public Safety Divers/Search and Rescue' started by MABAS113#4, May 17, 2015.

  1. MABAS113#4

    MABAS113#4 Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Sheboygan
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    I am trying to to mark our new comm rope every 3 feet. any suggestions? I tried a label marker but they dont stick even with hot glue. Thanks
     
  2. Jared0425

    Jared0425 Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Detroit, Michigan
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    We mark ours every ten feet with black electrical tape. Every fifty with red and every hundred with white. So one hundred and fifty feet of line would go white, red, 5 black stripes. Electrical tape works for about 3-5 years before drying and flaking off, but is the best way to go so far. Even in blackwater diving, 5 feet works fine.
     
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  3. lowviz

    lowviz Solo Diver ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Northern Delaware or the New Jersey Turnpike
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    All PSD diving is assumed to be Blackwater.

    The marks are for your tender on the surface. Three foot increments will generate a boatload of odd numbers...
     
  4. DiveGusto

    DiveGusto Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Way out West - the cold ocean, rivers, & lakes of
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    We go every 2 1/2 ft. Narrow wraps with wider raps, 1then 2 as length increases so you know in bad light and don't need to read numbers on the rope. Use rescue tape which locks onto its self..
     

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