How to put thicker than 5/8” rope in your anchor rope bag
Posted by ANCHOR CADDIE
We had some customer feedback saying we need a bigger grommet in our anchor rope bags.
We currently use a 5/8” grommet in the bottom of our rope bags, which under normal conditions is a good size, since most of our customers are using 3/8” – 5/8” anchor rope and more commonly 3/8” – 1/2”, but some of our PRO and XL anchor rope bag customers may want to use an anchor rope that is thicker in diameter than 5/8”, so we want to offer a solution to that.
Short of changing the grommet size, which from a business and manufacturing perspective, would create separate processes and materials, then ultimately raising costs and having to pass those costs along to you, we have to think outside the bag, so to speak.
What we suggest instead, when you want to put thicker than 5/8” rope in your anchor rope bag, adding a short tag line to the beginning of your thicker rope that is 3/8” – 5/8” thick.
Splicing or tying about 1 – 2 feet of smaller rope to the beginning of your anchor rope will allow you to thread that smaller anchor rope through that 5/8” grommet and problem solved.
Now, we are not going to go into the best way to tie or splice the rope together, as there are many types of ropes, some of which are not splice friendly, like solid braid nylon, but in my opinion, most knots will do the trick since during normal use, the beginning of your anchor rope is never under any real pressure or tension. Attaching the rope to the bottom of the bag is just to keep the anchor rope bag and anchor rope together.
If you have run into this situation where you needed to put thicker than 5/8” rope in your anchor rope bag, I hope this information help.
Don’t hesitate to leave a comment below if you have any questions or comments.