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PARA-TECH ACCESSORIES & RIGGING

     

PARA-TECH carries a full line of accessories for use with Sea Anchors and Drogues.
Stainless steel hardware, trip lines, anchor rode and rode stow/deployment bags.
Additionally we can supply your Sea Anchor
rigged and ready for use.
   
 

Hardware

We carry a full line of stainless steel hardware, swivels, shackles and heavy duty thimbles. We also carry Stainless Steel Chain Grabbers for securing snubbers to chain.

   
 

Trip Lines

The easiest way of retrieving your Sea Anchor is by the use of a Trip Line. There should be a float at the end. PARA-TECH Trip Lines come in their own stow/deployment bag for rapid, easy deployment. ¼" Polypropylene (floating) line in a red heavy duty bag with its own built in float. It can serve double duty as a heaving line. Available in 100, 150 or 200' lengths.

   
 

Anchor Rode

PARA-TECH anchor rode is a single braid construction, combining the advantages of double braid - strength, ease of handling - with the high stretch of three strand twisted without the disadvantages of either. This rode also has the added advantage of the splicing ease of hollow braid ... it can even be spliced end-to-end with little or no loss in overall strength.

DISADVANTAGES of Three Strand Twisted - When loaded this rope wants to untwist which leads to hackling and knotting. This constant untwisting tends to generate HEAT which weakens the rope.

DISADVANTAGES of Double Braid - Because it is essentially a rope within a rope the two tend to abrade against each other when being loaded and unloaded which generates HEAT and weakens the rope. Additionally, if double braid herniates (the inner core pops outside of the outer sheath) the rope cannot be repaired and must be scrapped.

OTHER ADVANTAGES OF SINGLE BRAID ROPE

  1. Braided construction makes the condition of the rode always visible.
  2. Only the highest quality NYLON yarns are used, manufactured on the latest and most modern equipment. All nylon yarns are NOT the same. Some have very low resistance to the Sun's ultraviolet light - a lesson we learned the hard way with another product line. The wrong yarn lasted 3% of the time the correct yarn did. We declined to order from a supplier who did not make rope with the correct yarn.
  3. 3/8", 1/2", 5/8", 3/4" 7/8" and 1" diameters carried in stock with larger diameters available by special order.
  4. We can pre-splice stainless thimbles or dock loops in the ends and make complete bridle assemblies for mulithulls. We can also provide you with splicing instructions if you want to do it yourself.
   
 

Rode Stow/Deployment Bags

Designed for organized stowage of your anchor rode and easy deployment. The rode passes through the bottom of the bag and is secured by a strap. The top opens like a sea bag. Rode is attached to the boat and to the Sea Anchor and tossed overboard (bag and all) with the Sea Anchor providing a clean, orderly deployment of the rode.

NOTE: The bag is held captive to the system.

   
 

Rigging

PARA-TECH can provide you with a fully rigged Sea Anchor or Drogue with rode, hardware, etc., tailored for your boat and designed for compact stowage and ease of use. We will be happy to go over your existing rigging and make recommendations to get the most out of it.

 

 
 
 
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