Mooring Strops with Chain Centre Section - Custom Build Instructions

The Jimmy Green Rigging Sales Team are happy to advise you on any aspect of custom building your individual mooring bridle.

Follow the Jimmy Green Custom Build process to get an instant quote and complete the order yourself

  • Option 1 - Choose a finish for one end of your bridle - not making a selection will result in a basic heat gun cut
  • Option 2 - Pick a rope, a colour, and enter the length required for the first rope section
  • Option 3 - Choose an anti-chafe option - not making a selection will result in nothing being added
  • Option 4 - Select the rope to chain splice, this is a required field
  • Option 5 - Pick a chain option, and enter the length required
  • Option 6 - Select the chain to rope splice, this is a required field
  • Option 7 - Pick a rope, a colour, and enter the length required for the second rope section - This should match Option 2 for a symmetrical configuration
  • Option 8 - Choose an anti-chafe option - not making a selection will result in nothing being added
  • Option 9 - Choose a finish for the other end - not making a selection will result in a basic heat gun cut

Once you have made your selection in all the drop-down boxes available, our website will generate:

  1. a picture version of what you have chosen
  2. an overall length
  3. a price including VAT, or excluding VAT if you are signed in with an export delivery address

Jimmy Green Rigging Team Finished Length Advisory

The website will accept a length to 3 decimal points. However, this is not usually practicable.

For rope / chain / rope bridles, a measurement to the nearest metre or half metre is usually quite adequate.

The finished length is checked in the Riggers' measuring channel while the bridle is pulled out straight, but not stretched tight with excessive force.

All ropes stretch to some extent under low load. Mooring and Anchoring ropes stretch more than most.

If you have chosen to add a compensator, the Rigging Team will reeve it onto the line before completing the second splice, but the achievable accuracy of the finished length is diminished.

Jimmy Green Rigging Team Whipping Advisory

If you don't need a splice, a whipping is advisable to prevent the end from unravelling and to maintain the integrity of the rope construction.

We offer a heat sealing option which melts and moulds the end of the rope, and the additional option of a heat shrink band to keep the end of the line bound together.
However, these are only temporary solutions, and a proper whipping is always recommended to guarantee the integrity of the line.

Of course, we understand that you may wish to apply the finishing touch yourself, and we sell all the Fids Tools and Whippings Twines to add to your onboard service kit.

The Next Custom Build Steps:

  • Check the item is designed as you wish - You can change any of your options and the website will update the picture and the price.
  • Add any notes in the editable box provided, if required
  • Check the quantity that you want to purchase and click the green Add to Basket button to put it in your shopping basket.
  • Select Continue Shopping or Proceed to Checkout.
  • To view the items you have selected, go to your basket or direct to checkout.

Additional Notes for your Custom Build
You can add a note for your own benefit or to advise the Rigging Team of a specific requirement.
This note will appear in the product description in your basket

Common examples:

  • Add a name for identifying your selection
  • Splice on a specified fitting to either end
  • Request a different loop length
Jimmy Green Additional Fitting Advisory
When a fitting is requested from outside the custom build process, it will be assumed that the finished length is measured to the bearing edge of the additional fitting(s)
In other words, the finished length will include any shackles, hooks or fittings.
The same principle applies to special requests for different lengths of loop.

The Jimmy Green Rigging Team Finished Length Process for Strops with Chain Centre Section

  1. Cut the chain to length
  2. Splice the rope to one end of the chain
  3. Secure the spliced end link to the bearing edge pin on the splicing bench
  4. Lay the rope out straight against the fixed tape measure
  5. Calculate and mark the turning point for the splice at the end of the rope
  6. Estimate the extra length required to complete the splice and cut accordingly
  7. Complete the end splice
  8. Check the finished length against your order
  9. Repeat for the rope on the other end of the chain
  10. Check the finished lengths against your order

Quality Control
The Jimmy Green Rigging Team undertake to check your rope meticulously during the production process to ensure that it is 100% First Quality
The Jimmy Green Despatch Team make a second thorough quality inspection of each item, including a careful check that it matches your order, before packing it into your parcel

Additional Information
The finished length is measured from the bearing edge to the bearing edge = the inside face of a loop/thimble where a shackle pin would take the load and therefore NOT the overall outside length.

Please refer to the 'Finished Length Advisory' for the achievable parameters.

The splicing price includes the extra rope required to make the splice and meet the specified finished length.

The measurement principles for the bearing edge are illustrated below:

Mooring Warp Splicing Bearing Edge information

Please take extra care when ordering because once a bespoke item has been started (cut), it can neither be cancelled nor returned for a refund.

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Video Tutorial - How to use the Custom Build Tool