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Old 04-12-2020, 16:16   #1
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Supply of Poly Anchor Line

Any suggestions on where online to buy 300-600ft of 3/4" 8 strand poly anchor line.

I keep coming up dry.

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You might try Denverrope.com
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Re: Supply of Poly Anchor Line

amazon sells it.
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Re: Supply of Poly Anchor Line

To clarify, I assume you're looking for polyester, not polypropylene?
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Re: Supply of Poly Anchor Line

curious why you would want polyester or polypropylene line rather than nylon? Polyester is strong and durable but doesn’t stretch much and would transmit shock loads to the anchor. Polypropylene is cheap still strong but susceptible to uv damage doesn’t streach much and floats, a major drawback. Nylon does suffer some loss of strength when wet but is still strong and stretches cushioning the shock the the anchor and like polyester is uv resistant.
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amazon sells it.
Link? I can't find any there.
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Any suggestions on where online to buy 300-600ft of 3/4" 8 strand poly anchor line.

I keep coming up dry.

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To Clarify - Polyester / Dacron 8 Strand

I have enough stretch in the bridle.
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curious why you would want polyester or polypropylene line rather than nylon? Polyester is strong and durable but doesn’t stretch much and would transmit shock loads to the anchor. Polypropylene is cheap still strong but susceptible to uv damage doesn’t streach much and floats, a major drawback. Nylon does suffer some loss of strength when wet but is still strong and stretches cushioning the shock the the anchor and like polyester is uv resistant.

With a long anchor line, nylon can end up being too stretchy in some cases. Polyester is also a bit more chafe resistant when wet. So in some cases, it makes sense to use the more durable, less stretchy rode and then add stretch with a nylon snubber or bridle, same as you'd do with chain.
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Try e-rigging.com
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Re: Supply of Poly Anchor Line

We use 5/8" Samson Tenex for the warp portion of our anchor rodes.

But Tenex is 12 strand, not 8, so you may not be interested. [Twelve plait has less tendency to snag and lasts longer vs. eight plait in my experience; and it flakes just as easily.]

We chose Tenex because it is what many commercial fishing boats use [expecially seiners] because of its strength, durability, abrasion resistance [Samethane coated], cost effectiveness, and ease of splicing.

I paid ~US$1.20/ft for a 600 ft spool of 5/8" from a commercial fishing supply house in remote Alaska. [16,700lb minimum tensile strength— which closely matches the WLL of our G43 chain applying a 4:1 safety factor.]

It holds up very well over time.

In case this is of interest.

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Try s&j hans, dont know if they go as small as 3/4 , alibabs, made in china, quality nylon , dont know if they have 8 strand, good luck.
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We use 5/8" Samson Tenex for the warp portion of our anchor rodes.

But Tenex is 12 strand, not 8, so you may not be interested. [Twelve plait has less tendency to snag and lasts longer vs. eight plait in my experience; and it flakes just as easily.]

We chose Tenex because it is what many commercial fishing boats use [expecially seiners] because of its strength, durability, abrasion resistance [Samethane coated], cost effectiveness, and ease of splicing.

I paid ~US$1.20/ft for a 600 ft spool of 5/8" from a commercial fishing supply house in remote Alaska. [16,700lb minimum tensile strength— which closely matches the WLL of our G43 chain applying a 4:1 safety factor.]

It holds up very well over time.

In case this is of interest.

Cheers! Bill

That's an interesting thought! I'd been wondering about using that stuff (or maybe 12 strand regatta braid polyester) to replace my 5/8" 8 plait nylon when the time comes. The Tenex is definitely the cheapest option and a significant strength boost without going larger.



Are you using the two strand per carrier version (Tenex-Tec) or the single strand per carrier (regular Tenex)? Also, are you using anything to mark the rode? My nylon is marked with spray on fabric dye/paint, but I don't know if that would work on the coated rode (even with the clear coating).
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Re: Supply of Poly Anchor Line

Try USA Rope and Recovery. A USA manufacturer. Www.usarope.net
814-323-7495
Located in Waterford, PA

Their prices are good. They claim to be able to source or make whatever you need.
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Try e-rigging.com
No go on them for Polyester 8 or 12 strand
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Try USA Rope and Recovery. A USA manufacturer. Www.usarope.net
814-323-7495
Located in Waterford, PA

Their prices are good. They claim to be able to source or make whatever you need.
Maybe custom order. Off the shelf (website) tops out at 9/16 Polyester 12 strand
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