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Old 08-07-2007, 10:37 PM   #1
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Need Ocean Rope

Does anyone have any suggestions for me: I need to get ahold of that really thick rope used on ships...it doesn't need to be new. My friend Ginny and I throw a huge pirate themed Halloween party each year, so this year, It'd be cool to incorporate some of that rope into the props.

She's driving down in her truck this Thursday. We're going on a hella-huge Spanish moss gathering trip, and I'd love to be able to send some rope back to avoid shipping charges; I'm just at a loss as to where to get it (without paying an exhorbitant cost). Any ideas?
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:44 PM   #2
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wetsuit+scubagear+late night treasure hunting in the ship channel :icon_bigg
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:46 PM   #3
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wetsuit+scubagear+late night treasure hunting in the ship channel :icon_bigg
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I could wear wrapped up in saran wrap and get a long garden hose--almost the same, right? :laughing6 Late night, nooooooooo problem; I specialize in late night treasure hunting. :icon_bigg
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:51 PM   #4
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I specialize in late night treasure hunting. :icon_bigg
so i've heard, nothing wrong with that, you never know what people will throw out these days.
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Old 08-07-2007, 10:58 PM   #5
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so i've heard, nothing wrong with that, you never know what people will throw out these days.
:icon_bigg What I need em to throw out is some ocean rope, a giant wooden spool, various Halloween decorations and anything pirate related. What I'll find are broken vacuum cleaners, 9000 palm fronds, rotten fencing, and misc. paint buckets. Sigh. Curbdiving hasn't been so very productive lately. I'm headed out in about 30 minutes. . .I'm praying I'll find some good prop materials to send back with Ginny. There was a fairly clean, nice looking wheelchair on the curb with the trash last Friday. I thought they were expensive. Curious
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:51 PM   #6
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Call the local coast guard station in galveston, see if they can help. They should be able to, or at least point you in the right direction.

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Old 08-08-2007, 12:41 AM   #7
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Hmmm, it's worth a shot. Thanks!
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Old 08-08-2007, 01:22 AM   #9
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I have a friend who is the Galveston Ship Channel Pilot's Captain. I will call him tomorrow and see if he has any that has come off a ship or vessel in his fleet. How much do you need and what shape? Most of this rope has been passed through winches and has been greased.
Ohh Mr. Tango! You're my hero right now! I'll take any length to be had. What we do with it will be determined by how much we can get ahold of. Shape? I didn't know it came in various shapes. . .round? Bring on the grease! Tain't a problem. I'll PM you my home/cell number. Not to push my luck, but if your friend has or knows of a place we could get any other nautical nifties to use as Halloween party pirate props. . .well, it'd be like 3 Christmas-es rolled together. :icon_bigg
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Old 08-08-2007, 07:42 AM   #10
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drive down the beach very early, you see it washed up sometimes.
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Call the local coast guard station in galveston, see if they can help. They should be able to, or at least point you in the right direction.

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That would be me, or my buddy Brian at the Station.

They won't have any old mooring line. If it's no good it goes in the trash for liability and safety reasons.

I would try some of the Ship Yards, or marina's where the shrimp boats moor up. You could probably walk around and find it discarded.
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Most of this rope has been passed through winches and has been greased.
warning, that grease is pretty nasty stuff
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