LIROS Anchorplait® Nylon is the optimum rope selection for a strop on a swinging mooring because, unlike three strand rope, Anchorplait will not cockle.
LIROS Anchorplait® White Nylon Article 01058JG - 100% Nylon (Polyamide) - Facts, Features and Plus Factors
Anchorplait® is a Jimmy Green Marine UK Registered Trademark.
Anchorplait® is manufactured exclusively by LIROS Ropes for Jimmy Green Marine.
Anchorplait® features Easy Splice Markers designed by the Jimmy Green Rigging Team.
The eight-strand construction (two pairs left hand, two pairs right hand) delivers a balanced performance with no twist under tension.
In fact, Anchorplait falls and flakes like a chain.
Anchorplait is the rope that will not cockle - the interlocking opposing pairs resist rotation.
LIROS Anchorplait is the optimum rope for strops on a swinging mooring because Anchorplait is the rope that will not cockle.
- LIROS manufacturing excellence and consistency
- 100% Nylon (Polyamide)
- UV stabilised
- Square braid construction
- Balanced braiding
- The eight-strand construction (two pairs left hand, two pairs right hand) ensures a balanced performance and no twist under tension
- Zero possibility of cockling - the interlocking opposing pairs resist rotation
- Falls and flakes like a chain
- Dependable, robust strength
- Reliable durability
- Excellent weathering and wear resistance
- Remains flexible for the duration of its working life
- Supreme Shock Absorbing Elongation, >20% working load stretch
- Spliceable for robust, secure attachment at both ends
LIROS Anchorplait and Octoplait Nylon Break Load in daN:
10mm 2400daN ~ 12mm 3300daN ~ 14mm 4400daN ~ 16mm 5600daN ~ 18mm 7000daN ~ 20mm 8140 daN ~ 24mm 11800daN
LIROS specify their minimum break loads in Dekanewtons (DaN)
Kg force is a more recognisable illustration of strength, so you can convert the LIROS DaN values as follows:
1 Dekanewton = approximately 1.02 kg force
Therefore, the strength for any given diameter will be higher in kg than in daN, e.g. 11800daN = approximately 12036kg
Plain white LIROS Octoplait Nylon article 01058 with only LIROS tracer yarns is also available.
Anchorplait is the optimum solution for single moorings:
- The rope construction precludes the possibility of cockling (unravelling)
- The splice design is very secure and will not unravel
Use only Anchorplait for swinging moorings because the eight strand construction will not cockle.
Cockling occurs when a fixed three strand construction warp is forced to rotate against the direction of the twisted lay, opening up the strands until they distort into 'ears' This will eventually be the case if a yacht continually swings around its mooring 'the wrong way'.
You can sample this with a soft piece of small diameter three strand rope - Twist it tighter, and the rope construction tightens - Twist it the other way, and the strands will soon deform. The rope will go entirely of shape, compromising the performance of the warp, with the distinct possibility of failure through rupture.
This may not look like it can happen in a large diameter strop. However, when a large diameter nylon warp dries out after contact with seawater, the fibres shrink, and the lay of the rope tightens. The result is a stiff rope akin to an iron bar that doesn't look like it could unravel, but it can in conditions where the force of the rotational twist in the unlaying direction is both strenuous and persistent.
Cockling cannot happen with Anchorplait - It doesn't matter which way the rope is twisted; the lay tightens either way.
The three strand splice is also prone to unravel if the setup issues are not addressed. Once the rope has distorted as far as physically possible without rupture, the rotational force can be transferred to the splice with disastrous consequences.
Plain white LIROS Octoplait Nylon article 01058 with only a discreet LIROS tracer yarn is also available in the following diameters: 10mm, 12mm, 14mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm and 24mm.
28mm and 32mm are available in eight strand construction from Marlow and Gleinstein, respectively.
Octoplait features the same Octoplait rope construction as Anchorplait.
CUSTOM Build Instructions - Mooring Warps and Strops