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    Poly Hemp is easy to care for.

    It is used on classic boats as it looks traditional without the attention that the old natural ropes needed. 

    It is soft to handle as well as very strong and hard wearing.

    Vacuuming regularly is best, but if it needs washing, wash gently by hand with a mild detergent, do not scrub, then rinse well. If you have a poly hemp mat or bowl, leave it to dry naturally, carefully retaining its shape. 

    It is UV resistant and rot resistant. It is not affected by environmental conditions.

    We found out that this rope floats after our Ocean Plait Mat disappeared one night during a severe storm. Over a week later a friend returned it to us after they found it in a corner of the harbour! Luckily she recognised it ours. After a rinse it looked no worse for the journey. It is over 10 years old now, and it still looks good, the colour has changed a little to a soft grey, like a teak deck does.

  2. Peter Duck Class Ketch

    I run a group on Facebook for owners and friends of the Peter Duck Class.

    Originally I intended it as just owners, but there are so many that have childhood memories that wanted to  join, it has grown to crews and potential owners!

    We have owned our boat since 1999. She is a fantastic design. She is so easy to sail, very well balanced. The longer we have her, the more suitable she becomes.

     If you have memories of past times on Peter Ducks, or are interested in maybe owning one, please have a look at the group, we are a friendly lot.

     https://www.facebook.com/groups/2246517825621024/?ref=share

    Peter Duck Class