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Mickejo 06-25-2009 03:26 AM

Rope coil instead of ankarolina
 
Hi all

I have a 56 meter ankarolina today with a 15 kg bruce at the stern but i dont trust the ankarolina due to weakening of it in the sun etc and i would like to use standard anchoring line (16-20 mm) but i havent found a rope coil similar to the ankarolina coil.

Anyone know of a manufacturer or brand that make/sell rope coils in stainless steel?

Best regards

Micke

sailingdog 06-25-2009 08:03 AM

Unfortunately, there really isn't anyone who makes a production reel for rope that I've seen. The Ankarolina is very deceptive in its marketing IMHO, since it says it is the equivalent of a 1" anchor rope, but the breaking strength of the Ankarolina webbing is about the same as the WORKING STRENGTH of the 1" anchor rope, which has a much higher breaking strength. They're basically LYING.

SVAuspicious 06-25-2009 09:50 AM

I know I've seen photos of a production device. A quick Google didn't turn anything to light but I do know it's out there somewhere.

One of the reasons for the relative success of the Ankarolina is that the webbing winds up into a compact space. A similar amount of reasonably sized rode will be rather large.

meuritt 06-25-2009 04:57 PM

just yesterday this showed up on the SF Craigslist

https://sites.google.com/site/ropereel/

I know nothing that isn't on the website.

therapy23 06-25-2009 06:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meuritt (Post 500059)
just yesterday this showed up on the SF Craigslist

https://sites.google.com/site/ropereel/

I know nothing that isn't on the website.

I like that.

I think the brackets don't have enough "grab" for me but it looks cool.

SVAuspicious 06-25-2009 06:43 PM

Looks like this: Rope storage reel for sailboats - Miami Car Parts & Accessories For Sale - Kijiji Miami, Florida

found it earlier today.

Mickejo 06-26-2009 01:58 AM

Hmm that is acually a realy nice device...

https://sites.google.com/site/ropereel/ordering

It is delivered unassembled and therefore u can shorten the middle rod at what lenght u want i.e if it is enough with 6 inches widht just cut the rod.. ill think im going to order one..

Thanks all

//Micke


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