A rope sewn around the edge of a vessel’s sail to prevent tearing.
- In contrast, the bolt rope sail has much greater turbulence in the area immediately behind the mast.
- I had about a hundred feet of bolt rope to sew around the two sails, and it took two days to do it.
- The upper and lower hems have bolt ropes installed to slide inside the yard and boom.
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