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- A twisted rope that is less expensive than other rope fibers, making it a good all-purpose rope.
- Floats and is easy to produce in colors, making it good for water use.
- Low melting point, so it is not a good choice for using on pulleys where friction may melt the outer jacket.
- Resists rot and mildew.
- Not as strong as polyester or nylon, but three times stronger than manila.