Rope Suppliers banner

Anchor Line

A reliable source for Anchor Line information and leading Anchor Line Companies & Manufacturers.

The chain primarily contributes additional weight. The anchor line and metal chain together are called the anchor rode. Read More…

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.
Request for Quote

Leading Manufacturers

Sellersville, PA  |  888-218-6366

Since our beginning in 1967, we have had experience designing, manufacturing and distributing the highest quality braided ropes and cords. Braided ropes and cordage are produced in all common fibers.

Request A Quote

CSR Incorporated $$$

Lenexa, KS  |  800-492-6195

At TYTAN International, LLC, we provide top-of-the-line products in the agricultural field. Our rope and tape products are unmatched, and we ship from various locations, so your products always come to you fast. We offer duct tape, vinyl tape, masking tape, polyurethane tape, HVAC tape, packaging tape, barricade tape, caution tape, and specialty tape. We also carry a variety of tape dispensers for anything from light duty to heavy duty. Our rope products are just as vast, including nylon rope, shock cord, poultry cord, manila rope, flagpole rope, cotton rope and many more!

Request A Quote

TYTAN International, LLC $$$

Anacortes, WA  |  360-293-8488

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.

Request A Quote

Cortland Cable Company $$$

Niantic, CT  |  860-848-1113

JB Rope Supply has been a wholesale buyer and seller of rope for almost 30 years. We carry a full line of rope and cordage that is ready for immediate shipment. With our years of experience and knowledge, we have the opportunity to bring you exceptional quality at a competitive price. Our excellent customer service and product knowledge is what puts us above the rest. We hope to hear from you!

Request A Quote

JB Rope Supply $$$

Canal Winchester, OH  |  800-258-6574

Our goal is to make the highest quality rope. At Atwood Rope, we manufacture any rope a customer demands at an affordable price. Choices include: braided rope, cordage, cotton rope, elastic shock cord, Kevlar rope, nylon rope, & polypropylene rope. All rope is manufactured in the USA. Applications include military, safety & rescue, shipping, rappelling, boating, landscape, hunting & more.

Request A Quote

Atwood Rope MFG. $$$
placeholder image CSR Incorporated TYTAN International, LLC Cortland Cable Company JB Rope Supply Atwood Rope MFG.

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.

Anchor Line Informational Video

 
Lifting Products
Featured Industries