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Old 15-09-2007, 12:40   #1
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Flat, woven, anchor rode ???

I could not find anything using search.

Many years ago when I was doing a lot more sailing I saw a few using the flat, woven, strapping material as an anchor rode. Apparently it can be had in some sort of material (nylon??) that has more stretch.

The argument was more strength per pound and vastly less storage space required.

Even with less stretch (as in chain) a bridle could be used I would think.

1. Has anyone used this?

2. Does anyone have knowledge of someone who has used this.

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Old 15-09-2007, 14:20   #2
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Hi...

I believe you are referring to the Ankarolina (google it for sources). I used it on the Microship, where it allowed 185' of rode to be neatly stowed on a hatch cover. With a shackled-on length of chain and a Delta anchor, it worked quite well... the reel doesn't take surging loads, of course, but the webbing lays nicely on a horn cleat.

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35mm Wide (1-3/8") ”Ankarolina 70" Polyester webbing (flat anchor rode) has a Breaking strength of 3,000 kg (6,600 Lbs), roughly equivalent to conventional 7/16" dia. Nylon 3-strand rope
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35mm Wide (1-3/8") ”Ankarolina 70" Polyester webbing (flat anchor rode) has a Breaking strength of 3,000 kg (6,600 Lbs), roughly equivalent to conventional 7/16" dia. Nylon 3-strand rope

It makes me wonder why more don't use it.

Stuck in tradition?

Seems a great way to have an extra (primary?) anchor or two.

I am thinking of the Gemini 105Mc and although it is a roomy little boat one always must be mindful of space and weight.
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It makes me wonder why more don't use it...
Perhaps, because, it's more than thrice the price of 3-strand nylon, and impossible to splice ?
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Perhaps, because, it's more than thrice the price of 3-strand nylon, and impossible to splice ?
Hmmmm...........
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Does it stretch?

Does it have the same stretch that nylon anchor rope does to absorb shock on the anchor? It has some appeal for smaller boats with space issues.
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The flat webbing anchor line was commonly used in Turkey when we cruised along it's southern coast. In that particular area, you had to med moor in nearly all the anchorages by taking a line ashore.

Many yachts had a spool of the flat webbing on their stern ready to pay out and attach to a tree when med mooring. It worked well for that purpose, although a heavy yacht with a lot of windage might need two spools going out for two point stern fixation.

It's a tidy and expensive solution to the med mooring puzzle.
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It makes me wonder why more don't use it
Can it be used with a windlass? Don't see how it possibly could be with a standard windlass. It would require some new type of retreival system.

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Webbing is great stuff until you nick the edge of it. Big sudden strength reduction. We have been told 20% minimum for only a tiny edge cut. Using as a primary rode could be a brave call. You can get nylon webbing.

Nylon does not stretch more than polyester unless you are using it over the recommended loads. At 15% of load the difference is next to nothing. Nylon (when wet) is not stronger either. 2 common miss-conceptions.
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Microship re the photo

What the?
Why the?
and where you off to?

What an interesting vessel.
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