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Arclight 02-26-2010 06:16 PM

New England Ropes Mega Plait
 
I'm considering using New England Ropes Mega Plait spliced to chain to make up a new anchor rode and would appreciate any user reviews. TIA

sailingdog 02-26-2010 07:17 PM

It's pretty good stuff, better than three-strand, but not as good as the new nylon double braids designed for anchor rode use.

davidpm 02-26-2010 10:20 PM

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Originally Posted by sailingdog (Post 574576)
It's pretty good stuff, better than three-strand, but not as good as the new nylon double braids designed for anchor rode use.

In what way better? I thought the Mega stuff was supposed to be the best?

It folds up the smallest and easiest in the anchor locker at least doesn't it?

davidpm 03-08-2010 09:46 PM

Mr. dog did you mis this question?

sailingdog 03-08-2010 10:23 PM

The new double-braids probably stow as neatly as the MegaPlait. It is also stronger than the MegaPlait. 5/8" MegaPlait has an minimum breaking strength of 10000 lbs. 5/8" Samson SUPER STRONG ANCHOR LINE has a minimum breaking strength of 12900 lbs., and an average breaking strength of 15200 lbs.

davidpm 03-10-2010 08:44 PM

[QUOTE=sailingdog;578490 and an average breaking strength of 15200 lbs.[/QUOTE]

Impressive. Thanks

lancelot9898 03-11-2010 07:50 AM

One good thing about the 3 strand is that you get more stretch out of it. Also I think it's more chafe resistance although those two properties seem to be at odds.

sailingdog 03-11-2010 09:33 AM

The negative qualities of three-strand make it a non-starter if you can afford megaplait or one of the double-braids. The double braids and megaplait also have very good stretch characteristics.
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Originally Posted by lancelot9898 (Post 579307)
One good thing about the 3 strand is that you get more stretch out of it. Also I think it's more chafe resistance although those two properties seem to be at odds.



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