General Information on Coir
Made from the husk of the coconut. The fibre is short and fairly strong but lightweight and extraordinary elastic. Exposure to salt water actually increases the lifetime of coir whereas a dry atmosphere shortens it.* It is the most hardy rope for use outdoors. Coir is available in very large
diameters and is often used for boat fendering and decorative garden borders. Pronounced coy-er.
* R. Hood Haggie and Sons catalogue No4
Three and Four Strand Coir Rope
Due to its resilience to salt water and general outdoor weather coir is the preferred rope for boat fendering and garden use. It is also available in very large diameters. The four strand 64 mm is the usual choice for boat fenders. It has a sisal heart strand.
- Resilient to outdoor weather
- Highly elastic
- Not very strong
- Rather coarse
Boat fendering, Garden use