Mooring Lines spliced into either end of a short length of chain can be a real asset for temporary, overnight or permanent mooring arrangements where it isn't practicable to make the attachment with a shackle.
The Jimmy Green Team name for this arrangement is a Mooring Strop with Chain Centre Section or a Rope/Chain/Rope Bridle. The concept is ideal for securing your boat to a fixed pile or mooring buoy through a metal ring or a strongpoint which is simply too big to accommodate a shackle.
The chain section provides long lasting chafe protection on the mooring ring. Nylon or Polyester provide excellent stretch and shock absorption Complete the line with a loop splice option for a quick and easy fixed length mooring bridle or select a whipping finish option for an adjustable length mooring solution. Finally add anti-chafe measures and mooring compensators, if required
Ideal for mooring onto a steel ring on e.g.
- a piling mooring
- the top of a mooring buoy
Select a chain and warp combination at least as big as your bower anchor system and possibly bigger than that depending on the application. We advise you to consult the Mooring Warp Size Guide which covers the different applications and explains how to make your final decision
The Rope / Chain / Rope Bridle Concept in practice:
- Secure one end to your main cleat
- Pass the other end through the ring and back to the main cleat
- Make sure you position the chain so that it will take the load on the ring in order to save your warp from chafe
LIROS 3 Strand Nylon article 00110 - 100% Nylon (Polyamide) manufactured to DIN EN ISO 1140 Standard has the same strength and stretch properties as the 8 strand, Octoplait version, is less expensive than Anchorplait but suffers a little from stiffness once used in water, especially in the bigger sizes.
LIROS 3 Strand Polyester article 00111 - 100% Polyester manufactured to DIN EN ISO 1140 Standard is the best all round twisted lay rope available for mooring applications with excellent handling, combined with dependable strength, good elongation and supreb weather and wear resistance.
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