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Old 06-10-2019, 04:32 AM
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Anyone every buy from Anchoring.com or E-rigging.com?

I'm wanting to buy a 3/8" x 200' anchor rope. E-rigging has this 3/8" x 200' for $40.95 and Anchoring has this 3/8" x 200' for $85, over double the price. I'm wondering if the rope from E-rigging is fine. My boat's an 18 footer, FYI.

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In my shopping I've seen a wide range of pricing as well. That disparity sounds like 3-strand twisted vs a braided line or 8-strand?? If it is apples to apples, I guess there's someone out there that doesn't shop and enjoys overpaying. I bought my rope from Overton's when they were having a Labor Day sale.
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Originally Posted by luckymonkey View Post
In my shopping I've seen a wide range of pricing as well. That disparity sounds like 3-strand twisted vs a braided line or 8-strand?? If it is apples to apples, I guess there's someone out there that doesn't shop and enjoys overpaying. I bought my rope from Overton's when they were having a Labor Day sale.
Nope, they're both double braided! I know... it's crazy...
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Not all double braided line is the same. There are various quality levels. Just like not all hamburger is the same. I bought a relatively inexpensive 3 strand anchor line. If untwists, it kinks, etc. I'm about ready to replace with a better quality rode.
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Originally Posted by 74lbSteve View Post
Not all double braided line is the same. There are various quality levels. Just like not all hamburger is the same. I bought a relatively inexpensive 3 strand anchor line. If untwists, it kinks, etc. I'm about ready to replace with a better quality rode.
You're right. From what I can see online the biggest difference is the tensile/breaking strength. The one at E-rigging is 2,900 lbs., Anchoring.com is 4,500 lbs. a 1/3 more. Defender has some 3/8" triple strand by Sampson rated at 3,600 lbs. I think I'm leaning towards the one at Anchoring and spending the $85.
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Just bought 600’ 5/8” 3 strand from LFS Marine along with LD3 buoy’s for retrieval.
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Originally Posted by Dun View Post
Anyone every buy from Anchoring.com or E-rigging.com?

I'm wanting to buy a 3/8" x 200' anchor rope. E-rigging has this 3/8" x 200' for $40.95 and Anchoring has this 3/8" x 200' for $85, over double the price. I'm wondering if the rope from E-rigging is fine. My boat's an 18 footer, FYI.

Thanks in advance!

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Not from the places you mention (I'm in the UK), but I bought a full coil of anchor rope online about 600ft, used what I needed (about 370ft), advertised the remaining at our harbour at a good price (less than the local chandler) - it was snapped up and covered the cost of the full coil so I got my 370ft for nothing.
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Originally Posted by Clinker View Post
Not from the places you mention (I'm in the UK), but I bought a full coil of anchor rope online about 600ft, used what I needed (about 370ft), advertised the remaining at our harbour at a good price (less than the local chandler) - it was snapped up and covered the cost of the full coil so I got my 370ft for nothing.
*THAT*! Is not a bad idea....
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Old 06-10-2019, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by SWF Pontoon Angler View Post
Here is some info for you Buying Anchor Line - BoatTech - BoatUS
Thanks! Right now I have 100 ft of rope, but I just feel like I need more, especially when you consider the 7 or 8 to 1 ratio
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Originally Posted by Dun View Post
You're right. From what I can see online the biggest difference is the tensile/breaking strength. The one at E-rigging is 2,900 lbs., Anchoring.com is 4,500 lbs. a 1/3 more. Defender has some 3/8" triple strand by Sampson rated at 3,600 lbs. I think I'm leaning towards the one at Anchoring and spending the $85.
2,900 to 4,500 is a 55% increase in strength.
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2,900 to 4,500 is a 55% increase in strength.
Right. Math was never my strong point. You think the extra money is worth the extra strength?
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Right. Math was never my strong point. You think the extra money is worth the extra strength?
depends how you boat and what type of conditions you will be anchoring .
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Originally Posted by jfbetz View Post


depends how you boat and what type of conditions you will be anchoring .
This.

I had some 1/2" ebay rope part while my 24' boat was anchored due to a boat wake rocking us. Lesson learned when you have 24' of chain and a nice AL anchor on the end. Sometimes you get what you pay for. I now have New England brand rope in my anchor locker.
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An anchor is often your first line of safety equipment. 50%+ stronger for $45 seems like a no-brainer to me. Personally, I prefer to have anchor rope strong enough that I can hang my entire boat from it. And the trailer. Plus a little. And a cleat that's plate-backed to match. If, God forbid, I'm caught out in a storm in fast tide with a dead engine - the last thing I want to be thinking about is that if I'd just handed over 2 extra $20 bills my family might be safer.

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Originally Posted by ultraclyde View Post
An anchor is often your first line of safety equipment. 50%+ stronger for $45 seems like a no-brainer to me.
Me as well... I ended up getting 250 feet of the better line. Because, when it matters...it matters.

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Check out Seco South - I bought 8 plait from they're Ebay store at a good price
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Do you have a windlass? They can be picky what type of rode you run with them. If you do, check with the mfg first.
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Originally Posted by gerg View Post
Do you have a windlass
No I don’t. But thanks for asking.
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my guess would be that the "better" line is "softer" as well. One poster noted cheaper line kinking etc. I'd imaging your boat has limited storage so "softer" would coil and fold in maybe better than cheaper?
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