View Full Version : Looking for about 100' of new bungie float line. (+)
12-05-2007, 10:33 AM
Inexpensive bungie, not Riffe.
12-05-2007, 02:24 PM
are you looking for the 3/8" stuff?
12-05-2007, 05:50 PM
That would be my first choice but budget and the limited amount of use per year may take me in another direction.
12-06-2007, 07:36 AM
I talked to my local West Marine about the same bungie... If I order 100ft or more, they will give me a discounted rate of $.63/ft.... Obviously $63 per 100 feet.
One of my friends has been doing some internet research and has found some other options. I don't recall what/where and how much off the top of my head, but I'll talk to him and report back.
The west marine bungie is 3/8", white, its slightly negatively bouyant (I tested a sample) and according to new england rope, it has a working load of around 250lbs....
We have been looking for a bungie that floats. According to the west coast guys on spear board there is a 10mm bungie (slightly thicker) that floats. I have not been able to source that yet, but am looking.
If you take a look over on SB you will see my post titled "blue water float system"... There was some inforative info on the bungie over there...
I'll report back if I find anything, are you in a rush for this or do you have some time?
12-06-2007, 08:34 AM
I got some nice 3/8 " bungie with a cam-cleated float. I got it from "Griswold" on SB. He gives a source for the 3/8 floating bungie there as I recall in Chilli's thread.
12-06-2007, 12:57 PM
Chilli, "Slightly negative"? Hey! We are talking float line . LOL
Rob Allen has one (4mm) 147' for $12.00 but don't know much about it. It's not a bungie and that's less than 1/4" without a load.
Let us know. Thanks!
12-06-2007, 02:29 PM
I just found these guys.... The Original Bungee Co - Wholesale Bungee Cords, Tie Downs, Slings and More! (http://www.bungeeco.com/index.php)They've got a couple of bungies that look like they will do the job
3/8" or 9mm 215lb breaking strength $.36/ft
13/32" or 10 mm 290lb breaking strength $.41/ft
The rep I talked to did not know if they where bouyant or not... Matter of fact, I am uncertain if he was familar at all with the principle of bouyancy... Alas, that doesn't make him a bad man. He's sending me samples of each size to test out. I will post the results here when I recieve the samples.
If they float, I will be excited... The price is certainly reasonable.
12-12-2007, 12:29 PM
I just recieved my bungiee samples from the "Original Bungee Cord Co."
The 10mm "Industrial Bungiee" floats. They do have it available in bulk lengths and I believe the price is around $.41/ft.
The 9mm nylon sheathed bungiee from the same company sinks like a stone...
I have samples on the way from 5 more companies. Different types of cord with different sheathing materials and different breaking strains etc. ... I will compile a comparison on them after I have recieved and tested the samples...
12-13-2007, 04:43 PM
Try this...after you get all of your samples and have picked the best, leave it out expose to sunlight/weather to see how long does it takes to start to show cracks when stretched.
12-14-2007, 03:30 AM
I am trying to figure out why you need so much bungee cord dude.
Buy the way I got a new ride to take us to the tower this summer !!