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January 08, 2020 3 min read
Sailing Ropes is where we started, originally as Dinghy Rope, these days we've built to be a chandlery offering far more than rope and are now called Sailing Chandlery.
Very early in our business history we formed a partnership with our friends at Kingfisher Yacht Ropes. Since then we've been working closely with them daily to bring you some amazing sailing rope products whether you sail a dinghy, keelboat or yacht.
In this article we look at our favourite ropes which are branded Kingfisher. Many of you will also know that Kingfisher are the UK importer for Gottifredi Maffioli ropes. Maffioli offer high performance ropes and is a popular name amongst the best sailors in the World.
So, onto the list, here are our favourite ropes.
A performance (clues in the name) rope which is a great all rounder. Available to purchase by the meter in 3mm, 4mm, 5mm and 6mm diameters it is one of our most popular sailing ropes.
Also available as 2mm and 3mm rope mini spools.
A popular rope choice for dinghy halyards and an alternative to dyneema which can be overkill for many smaller boats.
As the name suggests, this isn't a standard polyester rope which can stretch, the material is pre-stretched to reduce stretch when being used.
Designed purely as a continuous control line rope this rope has the strength built into the cover which means you can remove the core. Many people use this rope if they need a rope system which can go all the way round a system without hitting any knots. This is really helpful when racing as you don't have to worry about adjusting the rope after each race.
The ropes cover is made from a mixed of polyester and Technora. The Technora deals with heat better meaning your rope will last longer and is tough enough for constant adjustment.
Top tip - check out the yellow/green colour, it's really eye catching and will light up your boat. Our customers love it!
12 strand dyneema has become more and more popular over the years as more high performance boats are hitting the market, and as people are trying to adjust their boats to get every inch of performance out.
Kingfishers 12 strand dyneema is made from SK78 dyneema as a single braided rope. It has been given a PU coating to help protect the rope against abrasion and the outdoor elements it might come across.
The thing we love about this 12 strand dyneema is that the rope opens up really nicely when pushed together, the weave is loose enough to make splicing very easy.
Braid on Braid rope is a firm favourite for our customers, it's a great all rounder and gets it's name from being a braided rope inside a braided rope cover. Sometimes braid on braid rope is also called double braid.
Kingfisher braid on braid is good on the hands and is a very easy rope to splice. The most common request for braid on braid splicing is to have an eye put in the end of the rope, usually for use as a halyard.
Top tip - if you want to buy a large quantity of this rope why not have a look at our 100m and 200m rope reel deals.
We're here to help and want to take the hassle out of our shopping.
If you need any help selecting the correct rope for your application then please get in touch. We'll provide you with honest and impartial advice so you get the best rope for the job, not the most expensive.
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Fits well, quality and material are excellent. Can see this lasting for ever!
very good non slip material, I had it in my previous boat and it worked very well
Fantastic service and product
Item as described, fits perfectly and dispatched/ delivered promptly. Highly recommend company. Many thanks.
Easy to fit and keeps the water out - not sure what else there is to say.
A lucky dip bag of ropes, random selection of thickness and length but great for our younger members to practice their knots.
Great quality clew strap and handy that it comes in different colours
Lost the vane from my Windhawk so delighted to be able to just buy this replacement
They are easy to use, keep the knot tight and neatly out of the way. A simple and effective product. Quick delivery.
Prompt and efficient service .Thanks
We have had a number of these from Sailing Chandlery and are very impressed. The tyres are hard wearing and they are great quality wheels for our fleet of club boats.
Arrived well packaged and fits the boat well.
Looks like it's made to last, and with its guarantee it should last well!
Has smartened the boat up in the boat park
Needed to replace broken mast quickly. Sailing Chandlery were the only suppliers i could find who actual stock Laser parts and were able to deliver immediately.
Very helpful and and friendly staff
Will become Chandlery of choice
Excellent speedy service
Beginner splicer here, this worked fantastic on a variety of rope diameters down to about 4mm and up to 12mm in my experience.