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post #6 of Old 02-27-2005
sailnaway
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anchor rode

maestro the specs I am posting are for Sampson three strand rope hope this helps
Product Code Size Dia. - Inches Put-Up Strength Avg. Lbs. Pack Lbs.
603024007583 3/8 75 4,000 2.8
603024010083 3/8 100 4,000 3.7
603024015083 3/8 150 4,000 5.4
603024020083 3/8 200 4,000 7.2
603032010083 1/2 100 7,000 6.7
603032015083 1/2 150 7,000 10.0
603032020083 1/2 200 7,000 13.2
603032025033 1/2 250 7,000 16.5
603032030333 1/2 300 7,000 19.7
603040015093 5/8 150 11,100 16.0
603040020093 5/8 200 11,100 21.3
603040025093 5/8 250 11,100 26.6
603040030093 5/8 300 11,100 31.8
603048015033 3/4 150 15,000 22.1
603048020033 3/4 200 15,000 29.4
603048025033 3/4 250 15,000 36.7
603048030033 3/4 300 15,000 43.9
http://www.samsonrope.com/home/newindex.cfm

This is New England ropes which i use both companies make good rope I just like New England rope better I also use the Sta Set line great stuff
7050-06 3/16" 5 1.0 1,200
7050-08 1/4 " 6 1.5 2,000
7050-10 5/16" 8 2.5 3,000
7050-12 3/8 " 9 3.5 4,400
7050-14 7/16" 11 5.0 5,900
7050-16 1/2 " 12 6.5 7,500
7050-18 9/16" 14 8.2 9,400
7050-20 5/8 " 16 10.5 12,200
7050-24 3/4 " 18 14.5 16,700
7050-28 7/8 " 22 20.0 23,500
7050-32 1 " 24 26.4 29,400
http://www.neropes.com/

Bigger is better but if you are going to be in the bay and inland the 1/2" will do the job. You might think about 5/8 that would be a little overkill but you would have an anchor line that would do the job no problem.
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