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The weight and abrasion resistance of the chain is complemented by the stretchy nature of the rope...
The weight and abrasion resistance of the chain is complemented by the stretchy nature of the rope extension.
Some windlass models have a gypsy which will successfully grip and operate with rope as well as chain.
N.B. It is always best to follow the manufacturer’s recommendation with regard to the diameter and construction of the rope.
Nylon is generally regarded as the optimum rope for anchoring because it is comparable in strength with the appropriate size of Grade 40 anchor chain and has the most stretch and therefore shock absorbing qualities.
Polyester is a suitable alternative
Both Nylon and Polyester are available in a 3 strand twisted lay construction or in a balanced 8 strand plaited construction known as Octoplait or Jimmy Green’s own Anchorplait.
Both constructions can be successfully spliced to chain.
Windlasses are also available with a warping drum for hauling rope if necessary.
If you already have a windlass, it is crucial to establish the size and calibration of chain and rope that will fit the gypsy before you order.
The Jimmy Green Rigging Team are on hand to help you to Determine the correct calibration
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
Maggi Catena AQUA4 Grade 40 and AQUA7 Grade 70 Calibrated Anchor Chain
AQUA4 and AQUA7 is sourced exclusively from the Maggi Group.
Maggi Catena manufacture, hot dip galvanise, proof test and stamp their Aqua 4 chain, all in house, at the Maggi Catena factory in Italy
Every link is proof tested as part of the production process
AQUA4 and AQUA7 is also available to order in US Imperial Calibrations
Lofrans Grade 40 Calibrated Anchor Chain
Sourced exclusively from Lofrans, renowned worldwide for their range of top quality windlasses
Lofrans manufacturing is based in Monza, Italy
Lofrans have been producing top quality windlasses for over 50 years and now they have the chain to match
Lofrans Grade 40 chain is clearly stamped LFR at regular intervals as testimony to their belief in the quality of their chain
Titan Grade 40 Calibrated Anchor Chain
Titan™ Marine is a brand of Canada Metal (Pacific) specialising in World Class Marine Anchor Chain
Titan Grade 40 Calibrated, hot dipped galvanised Anchor Chain is engineered and proof-tested in Canada to specifications exceeding industry standards.
Titan specification and break loads are testimony to the quality of the steel and the manufacturing process.
All Titan Grade 40 Chain is clearly embossed at regular intervals with G43, CMP and DIN766 or ISO as appropriate as a clear testament to their confidence in the chain and galvanising quality