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Mooring Ropes

Very strong and durable mooring ropes to ensure the safety and security of your vessel. Suitable for boats, yachts and narrow boats.

Constructed from 3-strand white Nylon rope, in a range of diameter & length combinations, with soft eye splice included.

Alternatively, select the custom made option below for Polyester, Polypropylene and Synthetic Hemp mooring ropes.

Related: Splicing, Hardware

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Mooring Ropes Technical Details

Break Load Comparison* 

DiameterNylonPolyesterPolypropyleneSyn. Hemp
8mm1,408 kg1,020 kg1,030 kg500 kg
10mm2,162 kg1,590 kg1,571 kg950 kg
12mm3,070 kg2,270 kg2,203 kg1,360 kg
14mm4,080 kg2,948 kg1,910 kg
16mm5,294 kg3,774 kg2,500 kg
18mm6,559 kg4,712 kg3,170 kg
20mm8,078 kg 5,722 kg  4,220 kg
22mm9,588 kg 6,844 kg4,930 kg
24mm11,424 kg 8,038 kg
28mm15,198 kg10,710 kg
32mm19,584 kg13,668 kg
36mm24,480 kg17,034 kg

*Break load for indication purposes only. Not test certified. Break loads will also lower as a result of splicing and knotting.

Properties Comparison 

PropertiesNylonPolyesterPolypropyleneSyn. Hemp
Diameter (mm)8 – 368 – 128 – 368 – 36
Break Load (kg)1,408 – 24,4801,020 – 2,2701,030 – 17,034500 – no data
Weight (kg x 220m)4.5 – 16311 – 255 – 1106 – no data
 Strength when wetReduces No changeNo changeNo change
Stretch (elasticity)HighLowLowLow
Shock absorbencyExcellentGoodVery goodGood
Floats/SinksSinks Sinks Floats  Floats
UV resistanceGoodHigh Moderate  Good
Abrasion resistance High High Moderate Moderate 
Rot resistantYesYesYesYes
Storage Wet or DryWet or DryWet or DryWet or Dry
Knot retention GoodGoodGoodGood



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