One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A rope sewn round the edge of a vessel's sail to prevent tearing.
- ‘I had about a hundred feet of bolt rope to sew around the two sails, and it took two days to do it.’
- ‘On top of that, bolt ropes are costly to install and to repair.’
- ‘There is no comparison of strength and stretch resistance between a hand sewn bolt rope and a machine sewn bolt rope.’
- ‘The upper and lower hems have bolt ropes installed to slide inside the yard and boom.’
- ‘An hour later it was necessary to take in the canvas to prevent it from being blown out of the bolt ropes.’
- ‘After the sails are fully laid out and all lines drawn on them, glue the bolt ropes, foot ropes, and other re-enforcing lines, as appropriate.’
- ‘If your sails have bolt ropes or luff tapes that are hoisted through luff grooves, it's likely that the top of the bolt rope or luff tape will experience damage.’
- ‘Others have bolt ropes on whole edges pulling away and cloth is tearing easily.’
- ‘In contrast, the bolt rope sail has much greater turbulence in the area immediately behind the mast.’
- ‘These holes were sewn all round or enclosed with narrow bolt ropes.’
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