LIROS 3 Strand White Nylon (polyamide) is an excellent choice for a rope/chain combination anchor rode.
Nylon is stretchy and strong, splices neatly and directly into the chain with a very strong connection, but requires traditional rope handling skills to manage a long length because of the twisted lay of the rope.
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
1 Link Splice - a crown splice formed around the last link of the chain.
Splicing Compatibility - the maximum diameter of rope that will splice successfully into a given chain calibration is limited by the amount of rope fibres that the chain link(s) will accommodate and still allow a degree of articulation in the joint:
10mm Anchorplait - 6mm and 7mm Chain 12mm Anchorplait - 7mm and 8mm chain 14mm Anchorpalit - 8mm and 10mm chain 16mm Anchorplait - 10mm chain 18mm Anchorplait - 10mm Chain 20mm Anchorplait - 12mm Chain 24mm Anchorplait - 12mm chain N.B. We do splice 16mm Anchorplait into 8mm Chain on request but it is a border line tight fit in the link
Jimmy Green Marine offer 3 top manufacturers of Calibrated Grade 40 Anchor Chain, all three eminently suitable for splicing into LIROS 3 Strand Nylon Please bear in mind that while it is possible to splice 3 Strand Nylon into Grade 70 chain, the break load of the rope will not match that of the chain.
MF Catenificio Grade 40 and MF DAMS Grade 70 Calibrated Anchor Chain with enhanced Solid Zinc Galvanising
MF Catenificio manufacture, hot dip galvanise, proof test and stamp their MF chain, all in house, at their modern MF factory in Italy. Every link is proof tested as part of the production process.
Lofrans Grade 40 Calibrated Anchor Chain
Sourced exclusively from Lofrans, renowned worldwide for their range of top quality windlasses. 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 Grade 40 Calibrated, hot dipped galvanised Anchor Chain is engineered and proof-tested by Canada Metal (Pacific) to specifications exceeding industry standards. 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.
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