Large stocks of braided ropes are kept in stock in many diameters, most of these braided ropes are in the Kingfisher yacht ropes section on the website. However we also sell large braided mooring ropes for all sizes of vessels. Sizes range from 1mm diameter to 96mm diameter.
Dyneema®, the world’s strongest fiber™, is respected as the premium brand for Ultra-High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMwPE). We offer many ropes produced using Dyneema® fibres including single braids and double braids. We use Dyneema® SK99, Dyneema® SK78 and Dyneema® DM20 fibres to produce our ropes. These different types of Dyneema® fibre are used to produce ropes for specific applications.
Cordura® fibres are used in some of our ropes to provide extra grip, especially when handling the ropes for sheets or where additional holding power is required in Clutches and Jammers. Cordura® is a form of Nylon with a texturized finish.
Hempex® is a Polypropylene staple fibre, manufactured in the traditional bast fibre yarn-spinning procedure in natural hemp colour. The fibre has a very good UV resistance, it also floats and has a good break load with low elongation.
Kevlar® fibres are produced by DuPont™, the fibres are extremely strong with a melting point is above 500°C (930 °F). Kevlar fibres also have a very good abrasion resistance making the fibre ideal as part of a technical rope cover.
Nylon (or Polyamide) fibres are stronger than Polyester fibres and provide greater stretch (elongation), Ropes produced with Nylon fibres can lose upto 15% strength when wet. The specific gravity of Nylon is 1.14 which makes it sink, the fibre has a melting point of 250 degree C.
Zylon / PBO
Zylon fibre is often referred to as PBO (Polybenzobisoxazole), has extremely low elongation, a high break load and very little creep. PBO has a high melting point the main drawback of the fibre is a high sensitivity to UV light with significant loss of breaking load when exposed to UV.
Polyester has a specific gravity of 1.38 which means it will not float. Polyester has no strength loss when wet, it is flexible and has good abrasion resistance. Polyester fibres also have good resistance to chemicals and have a melting point of 295°C.
Polypropylene (PP), also known as Polypropene, is a thermoplastic polymer used in a wide variety of applications. It is produced via chain-growth polymerization from the monomer propylene. Polypropylene has a melting point of 160 °C and the fibre floats. Various forms of Polypropylene yarns are used to produce ropes such as Split film, Yarn construction, multifilament, and monofilament each type produces a rope with different properties and uses.
Technora® is a para-aramid fibre, exclusively produced by Teijin Aramid in Matsuyama, Japan. The fibre is available in two colours natural beige colour and black version. Technora® is strong with excellent abrasion resistance, the fibre has no melting point but starts to decompose once the ambient temperature reaches 500 °C (932 °F).
Vectran® is Kuraray’s high-performance multifilament yarn spun from liquid crystal polymer. The fibre is five times stronger than steel and offers a unique combination of outstanding properties. It is the fibre of choice where others fail to meet performance requirements. Vectran® is used in a wide range of applications.