Anchor ropes are
predominately made out of nylon rope.
Nylon is used for anchor ropes as it is extremely good at absorbing
shock loads and it has the ability to return to it's original length
after being stretched. When using an anchor rope you should consider
these important points:
- Make sure the anchor
rope is attached to a large buoy and the boat is tied to the anchor
rope with a quick release mechanism. This will ensure that if
you need to depart in a hurry, you can do so quickly.
- Choose a depth where you have sufficient chain and
rope to allow four times the depth at high water if using a chain
only, and six times the depth if a combination of chain and rope is
used. Always use the chain at the anchor end. It will help the anchor
to 'dig in' and not drag.
- Look for a sandy or muddy bottom. That will provide
the best holding ground. Rocks, stones and shingle will not hold so
We hold a vast range of anchor
ropes in stock in various diameters and lengths all ready spliced
with a stainless steel thimble on one end and a soft eye splice on the
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