Anchor lines are mainly made of polyester. This material has many advantages. It is relatively stretch-free, but still elastic enough to compensate for the boat's heave caused by wind and swell and thus prevent the anchor from breaking free. Polyester is very strong with good breaking and working loads. Twisted 3-sided, it does not throw any kinks. The line unwinds quickly and cleanly and does not stick to anchor roller or fittings. This increases safety when anchoring. The rope is also ready to go out immediately after retrieval. Braided anchor lines are absolutely kink-free and extremely low-stretch. The splicing in of thimbles, however, is somewhat more complicated. The thimble for the anchor head should be rustproof and firmly spliced in. Rusty thimbles and anchor shackles can wear through the eye in the dew in the long run.
A new development are anchor lines with a lead insert. The more horizontal the anchor chain and anchor line lie on the bottom, the better the anchor's holding power. Conventional lines made of polyester are too light for this purpose and have to be set at the appropriate length. Innovative lines with a lead insert sink immediately and provide the optimum pull. The length can be reduced. It may also be possible to dispense with a chain leader on lighter boats. Due to a special processing, no lead can be washed out into the water. The new anchor lines are harmless to the environment. High-quality anchor lines in brand quality for every area of use are offered by compass24.com.