It's all about the ability to dissipate heat that makes certain chafe gear perform better than others. There was a Practical $ailor article I recently read that evaluated chafe guards including several home built methods. I don't think Kevlar may be a good choice, while it has certain benefits in motorcycle clothing it isn't designed to go sliding down the road for hours after hours, day after day. I use Kevlar slings in my industry and they are very susceptible to failure if pinched or exposed to a hard edge.
Yup, hence I was looking at vectran and any other ideas such as the dacron suggestion.
I think I would at least have some chain to help keep my anchor set.
Another point about chafe gear is that it can hide degraded conditions that may result in premature failure of your ground tackle.
It will be a loose sleeve, only stitched a little at both ends to stop it sliding off.
I sure would like to hear your opinion of raising an anchor by hand without a bow roller after you have done it, anyway it's your boat and your back.
I've raised bigger anchors than the ones I'm talking about by hand before. Not chained anchors, though.
PS I understand you are thinking outside the box but I am trying real hard to be civil in this forum, after all it's not advrider. You come across as a person thats a little rude and already knows it all. If you already have the answers why are you asking questions in this forum?
I'm not being rude. I'm being impatient with people who insist on misconstruing what I say.
Case in point:
Vectran is "springy"? Uhhh, I don't think so...
I never said it was springy, I was saying the actual anchor rope being springy. Think of a elasticated tether. The outer sleeve is longer than the relaxed state of the inner springy bit. In my use, however, the inner "elastic" will be the actual anchor rope, and the outer sleeve will be longer, relatively speaking, to the inner, so it will not at any point be taking any weight.
Dyneema is "easily cut"? Really? Have you ever tried to cut Amsteel?
Yes, with a serrated blade on a taught line. It went through with only a few strokes.
One of the reasons for its popularity for a wide variety of industrial applications is its high resistance to abrasion...
Abrasion resistance and cut resistance are not the same thing.
I think a length of Cordura chafe sleeve would be ideal for your purpose... Not sure why you'd need to attempt to 'match' the stretch of the rode itself, simply whip it at the end near the shackle, an appropriately sized sleeve isn't gonna go anywhere...
I want to match the stretch because I want to go a bit oversize, so that I can 1) minimise heat between sleeve and the rope, and 2), because I don't want the sleeve to influence the stretch of the actual rope.
Cordura is very tough, this is what Yale uses as chafe protection on their polydyne mooring pennants... Great stuff...
Yes, but that would be one long stitch going along the rode. Cordura is nylon, btw.
Samson makes chafing gear out of Cordura, as well...
Still, I would have a long stitch going down the length of the chafe gear. and it will be stiff. A sleeve made from something already tubular would be the easiest
P.S. NC322 and PDQ, I have seen your posts, but I have to go, I will respond to them later today