Anchorplait / Chain / Anchorplait

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.

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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


The Warp component options include:

LIROS Anchorplait White Nylon Article 01058JG Facts, Features and Plus Factors:

  • 100% Nylon (Polyamide)
  • Available in:
    • Octoplait, White LIROS article 01058
    • Anchorplait, White with exclusive, distinctive easy splice markers LIROS article 01058JG
  • 8 strand octoplait construction (2 pairs left hand, 2 pairs right hand) gives a balanced performance and no twist under tension
  • Flakes like chain
  • Anchorplait/Octoplait is the rope that won't cockle
  • High strength and abrasion resistance
  • UV stabilised
  • Retains flexibility throughout working life
  • > 20% working load stretch provides excellent shock absorption

LIROS Break Load: 10mm 2400kg ~ 12mm 3300kg ~ 14mm 4400kg ~ 16mm ~ 5600kg ~ 18mm 7000kg - 20mm 8140kg ~ 24mm 11800kg ~ 28mm 15000kg ~ 32mm 20000kg


LIROS Octoplait Polyester Article 01049 Facts, Features and Plus Factors:

  • Manufactured from 100% polyester
  • Available in Navy and Black
  • 8 strand balanced square braid construction (2 pairs left hand, 2 pairs right hand)
  • Symmetrical manufacture delivers no twist under tension
  • Flakes like chain
  • LIROS Octoplait will not cockle
  • Smooth and comfortable to handle
  • Good strength and abrasion resistance
  • Retains flexibility throughout working life
  • > 15% working load stretch provides excellent shock absorption

LIROS Break Load: 10mm 2000kg ~ 12mm 2400kg ~ 14mm 3800kg ~ 16mm ~ 4700kg ~ 18mm 5800kg - 20mm 7600kg ~ 24mm 11600kg

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