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Anchor Line Manufacturers and Suppliers

IQS Directory provides an extensive list of anchor line manufacturers and suppliers. Utilize our website to review and source anchor line manufacturers with our easy-to-use features which allow you to locate anchor line companies that will design, engineer, and manufacture anchor lines for your exact specifications. Our request for quote forms make it easy to connect with leading anchor line manufacturers. View company profiles, website links, locations, phone number, product videos, customer reviews, product specific news articles and other production information. We are a leading manufacturer directory who will connect you with the right manufacturers whether you are looking for boat rope, climbing rope, or heavy duty rope.

  • Sellersville, PA

    CSR Incorporated has been designing, manufacturing, and distributing the highest quality ropes for more than 30 years. Not only do we offer common fibers and rope material, but we specialize in creating braided cord utilizing unique and specialized materials. All of our products are rigorously tested to meet and exceed the requirements for any military, industrial, or commercial application. Contact us today!

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  • Canal Winchester, OH

    Since 1985, Atwood Rope MFG. has innovated and developed new products in order to meet the needs of our customers. Our products range in size from 1.8mm to 3.5 inches in diameter. We manufacture utility rope, static safety rope, industrial rope, arborist rope, marine rope, 550 paracord, tactical and micro cords. We take pride in working with clients to develop braided cord for whatever specification they require.

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  • Cortland, NY

    Cortland® Cable is your ISO 9001:2000 certified, number one problem solver for ropes. We engineer and manufacture ropes, cables and strength members to meet your strictest requirements for marine, terrestrial and aerospace applications. We also design electrical and fiber optic cables and medical products. Our highly engineered solutions are tough enough and flexible enough for any job.

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  • Fargo, ND

    Whether you need rope for heavy pulling or everyday decoration, Hercules Bulk Ropes can help. Since 1975, Hercules Bulk Ropes supplies the highest quality rope at competitive prices. We want to be your number one source for all your rope needs. Our prices will entice you, but our customer-friendly service and expertise will keep you coming back again and again!

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  • Winslow, ME

    Over 150 years of specialized rope making expertise, exceeding all standards & requirements with 900 tested, optimized & documented formulas. For high performance yield, tenacity, abrasion resistance, UV stability, elongation & lay firmness, choose from Superpro® co-polymer, nylon, polyester, polypropylene, twine, Mil-spec, natural fiber, combination & specific commercial fishing & tow ropes.

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Anchor Line

Anchor line is rope used in boating, and it is a very important accessory on any water vessel. The rope is tied to a short length of metal chain, which is attached to the anchor, which is then lowered into a body of water to keep the vessel from drifting. The chain primarily contributes additional weight. The chain and the rope which connects the anchor to the boat is collectively called the anchor rode.

The best material to use for anchor line is nylon. Nylon is a synthetic fiber or fabric made from petroleum. It is popular in boating because it is strong and elastic, relatively inexpensive and resistant to wear and tear. When a wave rolls toward a boat anchored with nylon line, the nylon will stretch like a rubber band, absorbing shock and preventing destructive jerking. Nylon rope for anchor line can be purchased in a couple different configurations, three-strand and double braid. Three-strand nylon rope, which is preferred by most serious cruisers, offers greater elasticity at a lower cost and resistance to abrasion. Three-strand nylon for anchoring should be medium lay, which has more twists per foot than soft lay. This is particularly important where windlass is concerned, as soft lay strands can untwist and separate, potentially causing harm to the equipment. Soft lay also runs the risk of snagging and collecting abrasions as it runs along the bottom. Three-strand nylon anchor line can eventually become hardened from saltwater saturation or stiffened by constant outdoor exposure, making it difficult to work with. If this should happen, it is best to simply replace the line. Braided nylon is more flexible than three-strand nylon, making it the better choice for when the rode is fed through a deck pipe for stowage. Although it is stronger and generally easier to work with, it is important to note that braided nylon anchor line does have a tendency to deteriorate from tears and abrasions.

Whatever choice a consumer makes, he or she must also decide on the size of the anchor line purchased. A good rule of thumb is to purchase an eighth of an inch of rope diameter for every nine feet of boat length. To determine the needed length of an anchor rode, a consumer should multiply the depth of the deepest water he or she expects the anchor to drop, then multiple that by eight. For example, to drop anchor at the deepest depth of twenty-five feet, a boat owner should buy two hundred feet of rope.

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