Mooring Line Information - Deck Crew Matters
Mooring line types and resistance
















FIBER
COLOR
INITIAL MODULUS
Breaking
Strength
Loss
FLEX-%
Strength Loss
UV-TIME
For 50 %
CHEMICAL
Resistance
COST $ / kilo
Polyester White 80 to 100 5 to 6 regular
8 high tenacity
0% 6 months Good $5-7 kilo
Nylon White dyed easy 20 (wet) to 50 7 to 9 0% 3 months Caution $7.50 kilo
Kevlar 29 Gold/Brown 565 for 1500 d.
690 for 400 d.
24 25 % 3 months Caution $45-75 kilo
Kevlar 49 Gold/Brown +30% over K 29 24 25-30 % 3 months Caution $50-100 kilo
Kevlar 129 Gold/Brown +10% over K 29 26 25 % 3 months Caution $55-60 kilo
Kevlar 159 Gold/Brown Similar to K29 27 20 % 3 months Caution $60 kilo med. d.
Twarron Gold/Brown Similar to K29 or
K 49 depending on type
24 20-25 % 3 months Caution Similar to Kevlar
Technora Gold or Black Equal to 10% less than K 29 27 20 % 1.5 months Gold
2 months Black
Caution Approx. 10%
over K 29
Spectra 1000 White, or
dyed Lt. Blue
2200 plus creep= 300 35 0 % 6 months Good $60 kilo
Vectran Lt. Gold/Brown 600 25 0 % 4 months (?) Good $75-100 kilo
Carbon Black Black 1500-3000 10-24 35-100% No effect Good High