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Old 02-24-2014, 08:49 PM   #1
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What size anchor line is this ?

Is this 5/8" or 3/4" anchor line .
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:53 PM   #2
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:54 PM   #3
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Is this 5/8" or 3/4" anchor line .
3/4?
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It looks to be 3/4.
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Old 02-24-2014, 10:00 PM   #6
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3/4

You can see better than us ..... Why do you ask?
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Old 02-24-2014, 11:54 PM   #7
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Perhaps 22mm.
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Old 02-25-2014, 12:52 AM   #8
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If it's a soft lay, it might be 5/8". The way to tell is to weigh as much of it as you can.
and figure out the weight per foot. 5/8" nylon should be about .099 pounds per foot and 3/4" .143 pounds per foot.
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Perhaps 22mm.


What is that, Bruce, computer code? We have no idea what ypu're talking about. Can you translate to Exclusive USA Units of Measure? (EUSAUM)

Back to the OP's question, looks like a 3/4 US inch to me. But I like HopCar's answer a whole lot better.

Parks, is that wet weight or dry weight? If wet weight, salt water or fresh? What would that weight be in all other parts of the world?

Seriously, I like that 10 ft to a lb for 5/8. Good info!
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Old 02-25-2014, 05:01 AM   #10
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I know that it measures 3/4" but I always thought that line od was always bigger than what it actually is . I've always been con fused on this .I was trying to size a cleat for this line . Would a 9 inch cleat be good for this or would it be too small.I had a small bolt down sampson post before and it didn't matter what the size was .
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Old 02-25-2014, 06:52 AM   #11
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The question is what cleat does it fit best?

5/8 is 10/16 , which firs a 10 inch cleat

3/4 is 12/16, so needs a 12 inch cleat,
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FF or another way to say it is ....

Cleats should measure one inch in length (tip to tip) for each 1/16 inch of line diameter.
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The question is what cleat does it fit best?

5/8 is 10/16 , which firs a 10 inch cleat

3/4 is 12/16, so needs a 12 inch cleat,
It could be 11/16.

Sizing a cleat to fit the line seems backwards to me. Line is temporary, cleats are permanent. Install the cleats then buy line to fit.

As a practical matter smaller line fits a larger cleat better than the other way around so I would install the larger cleat unless I had a good reason not to.
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Cut off a piece, take to a local chandlery and compare with a known size maybe?
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I've got about 1000' of this line . I have about 500' of next size down , but the larger line came with the boat and is almost new. Looks like I need a 12" cleat for this line. FF I guess I'll have to pass on the 9" cleat since I was going to use it for my anchor cleat . I'm still want the two 12" you have for my bow cleats. I wish you had one more.
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I know that it measures 3/4" but I always thought that line od was always bigger than what it actually is . I've always been con fused on this .I was trying to size a cleat for this line . Would a 9 inch cleat be good for this or would it be too small.I had a small bolt down sampson post before and it didn't matter what the size was .
Maybe my thinking on this only applies to braided line and not twisted ?
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Get the biggest cleat you can that fits/looks ok/you can afford. If you ever have to storm tie the boat, it is easy to run out of cleat when adding lines.
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Get the biggest cleat you can that fits/looks ok/you can afford. If you ever have to storm tie the boat, it is easy to run out of cleat when adding lines.
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Pack Mule,
Three strand could require a bigger cleat than braid or Brait due to it's flexibility. Standards like FF quoted often aren't applicable. I'd say as long as you can tie off securely the way YOU do it and w the ties or knots YOU use and it's strong enough I'd say go for it.

Also the rule of thumb dosn't take into consideration the design of the cleat. My three fwd cleats have less room for line as they are double posted. Most galvanized cleats are single posted and have more room for line. Put your own judgement into the picture as well as common practice.

Anchors are sized to the length of a boat but the standards assume a typical boat. Chapman may call out for a certain length of anchor rode but FL and AK have way different requirements.

Can't remember the lengths of my cleats but I use 5/8ths line and they are fine. I think the're 12" and 10". In this pic I have braid, Brait and 3 strand nylon line. The flexibility and weave of the Brait can be easily seen. The port bow line is only 1/2". For reference the chain in the box is 1/4" and the chain on the deck is 3/8ths". Oh ... the cleats and capstan are through bolted.
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Old 02-25-2014, 07:00 PM   #20
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This rope looks to measure 3/4" but is sold as 5/8" I don't know the reason, maybe rope is sized while tightly wound or twisted? In the picture it is lying "natural" but not untwisted. It is nylon rope "Hecho en Mexico" I believe it was $185.00 for a 600 foot spool when I bought it in Houma La. 5 years ago.
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