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One of the key elements in your anchoring system - the rope needs to be strong and stretchy without being over-sized and difficult to handle.
Nylon is usually recomended for this application as it is stronger and stretchier than polyester.
Nylon has 20% stretch at the breaking point, whereas polyester has 15%. However, polyester will suffice if you prefer.
The main decision to make is between a 3 Strand or an 8 (Octo) Plait construction such as Anchorplait.
For sizing, please view our General Guide for determining the size of your Anchor Rode
LIROS Anchorplait White Nylon Article 01058JG - 100% Nylon (Polyamide) manufactured exclusively by LIROS Ropes for Jimmy Green Marine with the Jimmy Green designed Easy Splice Markers- UV stabilised, excellent weathering and wear resistance properties - The 8 strand construction (2 pairs left hand, 2 pairs right hand) gives a balanced performance and no twist under tension. Anchorplait is the rope that won't cockle. In fact it flakes like chain.
Ideal for use as anchor warp as it will stay supple for the duration of it's working life.
LIROS Break Load: 10mm 2400kg ~ 12mm 3300kg ~ 14mm 4400kg ~ 16mm ~ 5600kg ~ 18mm 7000kg - 20mm 8140kg ~ 24mm 11800kg ~ 28mm 15000kg ~ 32mm 20000kg
LIROS 3 Strand Nylon Article 00110 - 100% Nylon (Polyamide) manufactured to DIN EN ISO 1140 Standard (previously DIN EN 696, DIN 83330) - Heat set twisted lay construction offers the same strength and stretch properties as the 8 strand, Octoplait version, is less expensive but suffers a little from stiffness once used in water, especially in the bigger sizes - good UV stability, excellent wear abrasion resistance
Overall, a good anchor warp that will run smoothly over a rope/chain gypsy.
LIROS Break Load: 10mm 2400kg ~ 12mm 3300kg ~ 14mm 4400kg ~ 16mm ~ 5600kg ~ 18mm 7000kg - 20mm 8140kg ~ 24mm 11800kg ~ 30mm 17400kg
LIROS Octoplait Polyester Article 01049 - 8 Strand, Balanced, Square Braid Construction, 100% Polyester - super pliable, spliceable to chain, Reliable load capacity and abrasion resilience combined with excellent constructional shock absorption >15% working load stretch
LIROS Break Load: 10mm 2000kg ~ 12mm 2400kg ~ 14mm 3800kg ~ 16mm ~ 4700kg ~ 18mm 5800kg - 20mm 7600kg ~ 24mm 11600kg
LIROS 3 Strand Polyester Article 00111/01110 - manufactured to DIN EN ISO 1141 standard (previously DIN EN 697, DIN 83331)
Heat set twisted lay construction, dependable strength, excellent durability, UV weathering and abrasion resistance >15% working load stretch
Overall, a more supple but slightly less tretchy alternative to 3 Strand Nylon that will run smoothly over a rope/chain gypsy.
LIROS Break Load: 10mm 2000kg ~ 12mm 2600kg ~ 14mm 3600kg ~ 16mm ~ 5000kg ~ 18mm 6000kg - 20mm 7000kg ~ 24mm 10500kg ~ 30mm 14800kg