LEWMAR 15' 1/4" G4 CHAIN and 200' 1/2" 8 PLAIT LINE
Lewmar USA Premium 8-Plaited Nylon Anchor Rope•8-Plaited nylon rope eliminates some of the service problems associated with the 3-strand ropes. 8-Plait uses 8-individual braided strands woven together that allow the rope to be relaxed. But; when under load; it tightens up to a firm lay. The higher the load the harder the lay becomes. •8-Plait carries the same tensile strength as 3-Strand. •8-Plait does not coil or create a birds nest in the locker like 3-Strand will. 8-Plait flakes and falls upon itself. •8-Plait will not twist and knot up. •8-Plait will not loop over onto itself.•8-Plait has less stretch so it will not bury itself deep into the gypsy's grip when overloaded; which means less damage to the stripper when the windlass is abused or overloaded.•8-Plait pays off of the windlass into the locker much like chain; allowing for better use of smaller locker designs. •8-Plait is 80% less prone to becoming stiff when used in salt water than 3-Strand.•8-Plait nylon rope is 1/3 more absorbent than 3-Strand rope. More absorbent means more weight; more weight means better fall into the anchor locker.•8-Plait should be soaked in water (salt or fresh - it does not matter) to pre-lubricate the rope so it can be used in the windlass initially. When rope is used dry and new; we have seen either slippage or sticking in the rope pocket of the gypsy. Once the rope is wet and used; it out performs the 3-Strand. The longer it is used the better it gets.