Rope

At AnchorsRopeAndChain.co.uk, we offer the following ropes for anchoring and moorings.

Ropes available from AnchorsRopeAndChain.co.uk:

  • 3 strand nylon (Sinking Rope - good for anchor rode)
  • 3 strand polyester (Sinking Rope - good for mooring lines)
  • Multiplait (8 Strand) nylon (Sinking Rope - good for anchor rode)
  • Polysteel 8 Strand High Strength Polypropylene (Floating Rope - good for mooring strops)
Suggested combination

The following tables show suggested configurations for different sized boats:

BOAT SIZE Anchor weight
Feet Metres kg
16 5 7.5
20 6 9
23 7 10.5
26 8 12
30 9 13.5
32 10 15
36 11 16.5
40 12 18

 

BOAT SIZE Chain / rope size
Feet Metres Chain (mm) Rope (mm)
16 5 6 10
20 6 6 10
23 7 7 12
26 8 8 14
30 9 8 14
32 10 10 18
36 11 10 18
40 12 10 18

 

Anticipated max anchoring depth
Depth @
HW (m)
Chain only (m)
4:1
Chain & Rope
6:1
Rope only (m)
8:1
Chain (m) Rope (m)
3 12 5 13 24
4 16 5 19 32
5 20 5 25 40
6 24 5 31 48
7 28 5 37 56
8 32 5 43 64
9 36 5 49 72
10 40 5 55 80
11 44 5 61 88
12 48 5 67 96
13 52 5 73 104
14 56 5 79 112
15 60 5 85 120

 

BOAT SIZE Anchor weight Chain / rope size Anticipated max anchoring depth in metres – Chain only
Feet Metres kg Chain (mm) Rope (mm) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
16 5 7.5 6 10 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48
20 6 9 6 10 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48
23 7 10.5 7 12 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48
26 8 12 8 14 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48
30 9 13.5 8 14 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48
32 10 15 10 18 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48
36 11 16.5 10 18 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48
40 12 18 10 18 12 16 20 24 28 32 36 40 44 48

 

BOAT SIZE Anchor weight Chain / rope size Anticipated max anchoring depth in metres – Rope only
Feet Metres kg Chain (mm) Rope (mm) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
16 5 7.5 6 10 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 40 88 96
20 6 9 6 10 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 40 88 96
23 7 10.5 7 12 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 40 88 96
26 8 12 8 14 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 40 88 96
30 9 13.5 8 14 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 40 88 96
32 10 15 10 18 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 40 88 96
36 11 16.5 10 18 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 40 88 96
40 12 18 10 18 24 32 40 48 56 64 72 40 88 96

 

  Anticipated max anchoring depth in metres – Chain + Rope
BOAT SIZE Anchor weight Chain / rope size 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
Feet Metres kg Chain (mm) Rope (mm) Chain Rope Chain Rope Chain Rope Chain Rope Chain Rope Chain Rope Chain Rope Chain Rope Chain Rope Chain Rope
16 5 7.5 6 10 5 13 5 19 5 25 5 31 5 37 5 43 5 49 5 55 5 61 5 67
20 6 9 6 10 5 13 5 19 5 25 5 31 5 37 5 43 5 49 5 55 5 61 5 67
23 7 10.5 7 12 5 13 5 19 5 25 5 31 5 37 5 43 5 49 5 55 5 61 5 67
26 8 12 8 14 5 13 5 19 5 25 5 31 5 37 5 43 5 49 5 55 5 61 5 67
30 9 13.5 8 14 5 13 5 19 5 25 5 31 5 37 5 43 5 49 5 55 5 61 5 67
32 10 15 10 18 5 13 5 19 5 25 5 31 5 37 5 43 5 49 5 55 5 61 5 67
36 11 16.5 10 18 5 13 5 19 5 25 5 31 5 37 5 43 5 49 5 55 5 61 5 67
40 12 18 10 18 5 13 5 19 5 25 5 31 5 37 5 43 5 49 5 55 5 61 5 67


 

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