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    Probably Donalsons's. I don't recall what I paid a few years back for 600' of 3 ply 1/2" rode, but it was pretty reasonable.
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    Get double braid if you can afford it, it takes up at least a 1/3 less space than 3 strand and snots down nice and flat in the rope locker. I don't know what size your boat is but you may be able to get away with something smaller in diameter, only down fall is thinner is tougher on the hands if your hand hauling the line.

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    Arctic wire and rope is pretty good to deal with


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    You should go to aih and check out theyre 1/2" blue steel rope its synthetic so its not gonna get screwed up by salt water and its rated for like 8000lbs. stuff is fantastic i use the 3/8" for everything

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    And its cheap

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylejohnson View Post
    And its cheap
    and it floats so not to good for anchor lines. Bend it around some rocks or something that chaffs it and watch how fast it parts off. Its good on straight pulls but i wouldn't recommend it for a anchor line

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    You sure about that? Plus you shouldnt have to worry about it floating if theres an anchor attached to one side

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    Quote Originally Posted by potbuilder View Post
    and it floats so not to good for anchor lines. Bend it around some rocks or something that chaffs it and watch how fast it parts off. Its good on straight pulls but i wouldn't recommend it for a anchor line
    I run that stuff all over rocks and trees its never chaffed

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    I hear it breaks down quickly it it gets dirty, ie.....sand and dirt in it and it abrades cutting the fibers.
    They also recommend changing out your old fairlead to avoid tesring up the synthetic stuff in the event there were nicks on the old fairleads from the wire rope.
    Is this BS and its tougher than the manufacturer claims?
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    If your interested I just replaced the brand new 1/2 three strand nylon rope on my Kingfisher. Its 600' (- about 6' I had to cut out of my lewmar). I would sell it for 110.00. Brand new only 30' has ever been wet!!

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    I just bought Donaldsons 1/2 double braid at the sportsman show. 600' $320. Arctic Wire and Rope was $390. If your using it in salt, you need a a lot of it and it takes up way less room than strand. No memory, pays out with no problems, 600' piles up nice and small,easy on the hands. I am cheap and I learned the hard way to just get the good stuff the first time.

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    How do you splice double braid to your chain?
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    After using Google a better question would be who do I get to splice double braid to my chain so it will feed thru the windless.
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    I don't know if it will feed through your windlass, but Donaldsons will splice a thimble in double braid for free with purchase of 600' shot of line.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JR2 View Post
    How do you splice double braid to your chain?


    I looked on utube and tried, but it's harder than it looks. I wound up having Kachemak gear shed splice my rode to the chain. I would think Donaldson in Anc would be ablew to do it. As far as getting the splice through the windlass, if it is spliced correctly it will pass through the windlass without any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mykle1 View Post
    If your interested I just replaced the brand new 1/2 three strand nylon rope on my Kingfisher. Its 600' (- about 6' I had to cut out of my lewmar). I would sell it for 110.00. Brand new only 30' has ever been wet!!
    Yes I'm interested. Pm me and I will give you my number.
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