Leaded Polysteel Rope

Leaded Polysteel Rope, in yellow with red tracer, sold in 10mm, 12mm, 14mm & 16mm diameters.

As with standard Polysteel, this rope is very tough, strong and durable.

Leaded Polysteel will sink over time though and is a good choice if a sinking line is required e.g. mooring rope. It is also used for fishing gear, potting rope, crab rope & other commercial fishing uses. 

Key properties at a glance: 

  • Excellent UV and abrasion resistance
  • Rot, mildew & water resistant
  • Tough & durable
  • Sinks over time
  • Made in Europe

Related: Polysteel, Polyester, Nylon, Hardware

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Leaded Polysteel Technical Details

Diameter / Weight / Break load 

Diameter Weight per 220m (kg) Break load (kg)*
10mm 16.5 1,407
12mm 21 2,264
14mm 30 2,578
16mm 37

*Break load for indication purposes only. Break loads will also lower as a result of splicing and knotting.


Resistance  Description
UV resistance  High 
Abrasion resistance  High 
Rot and mould Yes
Chemical Very good resistance to most acids and alkalis


Properties Description
Construction Twisted 3-strand. Manufactured from high tenacity Polysteel fibres. Lead is inserted into 1 or 2 strands, hidden from view.
Material Synthetic 
Quality certified  ISO 9002
Appearance  Yellow with red flecks. High visibility and synthetic appearance
Feel Hard, smooth, slippy surface
Handling  Lightweight and pliable. Softens with use
Density 0.94
Strength (dry) High tensile strength. Manufacturer break load lower than standard Polysteel
Strength (wet) Same as when dry. No loss of strength
Shock absorbency High: excellent
Elongation at break load Medium
Stretch (elasticity) Low
Performance in water Sinks over time
Melting point 85°C 
Biodegradable  No
Storage Wet or dry environments
Can be spliced? Yes – easily