Re: [baidarka] Nylon Ties

Craig O'Donnell (
Mon, 11 May 1998 11:29:12 -0400

Date: Mon, 11 May 1998 11:29:12 -0400
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From: "Craig O'Donnell" <>
Subject: Re: [baidarka] Nylon Ties

>It may not be relevant in this application, but when I've used these
>tie-wraps outdoors, they become brittle over time. U.V. I guess; maybe
>this is just the way nylon behaves. Also, when overstressed they fail
>abruptly. But they come in a wide array of sizes, so you could probably
>over-size it to be safe.
>The tool permits exact tensioning and repeatability, which seems like a
>really useful feature. The price of each tie runs about 5-cents, no
>matter where you buy them or in what quantity.

The black color is more durable outside. If they're inside a skin I don't
think it matters any.

Craig O'Donnell
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