I've been thinking about replacing my current anchor line (10mm 3 strand nylon, which can be a bugger for tangles if it has been shaken up, as I found out yesterday when dragging it out in the garage to dry off) with some Anchorplait.
I don't really anchor much, so it's mainly a safety item and the reason for thinking about changing it is that it's less likely to tangle in an emergency deployment situation. I was already planning to go to 12mm, but I wondered about going to 14mm for a bit of overkill.
However it looks from here
like the breaking strain of 12mm Anchorplait is already 3.3 tonnes, and I suspect a bow eye will let go at much less than that in very rough conditions if the boat is really jerking on the line, anybody care to hazard a guess at what a typical bow eye (usually about 8mm stainless loop) would fail at?
Further to that, assuming it's less than that, my thinking is that 14mm would have substantially less stretch for a given load, leading to higher snatch loads in rough conditions, and I maybe should stick with 12mm as the best compromise.
Any thoughts welcome. Space in the anchor locker is not an issue.