Marine Ropes & Braids

Donaghys have a long pedigree in the manufacture of technical marine braids dating back to our origins in 1876, performing in the world’s most rigorous conditions and race formats.  With the recent integration of Donaghys and Southern Ocean brands and products, we now have the finest Leisure Marine range available. 

We had absolutely no problems with our running rigging during the entire race. In the past you were constantly repairing and replacing lines, with Southern Ocean Ropes it just never became an issue 

- Mike Sanderson – ABN Amro, Winner 2005-6 Volvo Round the World Yacht Race

Reliability is key to not losing; never in all our racing have Donaghys’ products let us down 

- Grant Dalton – Emirates Team New Zealand America’s Cup contender 2007

 

Whether Cruising, Racing or Challenging the World, Donaghys’ products are purpose built to exceed expectations, providing the best in value for money.

 

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Accessories

Splicing Kits

Donaghys Splicing Kit gives you all the tools you need to create that perfect splice.  Complete with basic instructions to get you started.

  • Splicing kit for double braids
  • 5 splicing fids to splice from 6mm to 24mm
  • Wire fid pusher
  • Complete with full splicing instructions

Protective Coatings

Even the best balanced and highly engineered braids can benefit by the addition of protective coatings.  There are many benefits, the most significant being enhanced abrasion resistance.  Coatings can include colouration for identification and can alter the texture of a slippery fibre to provide greater interaction between cover and core.

  • Bindacoat and Urethane options
  • The impregnation of Bindacoat adds the dimensions of handling, wear resistance and fibre binding to the slippery texture of Spectra®
  • Urethane impregnation enhances the abrasion resistance of a braid by forming a protective barrier to the braid fibres beneath
  • Colouration can be added

Hot Knife Cutter with carry case

This Hot Knife cutter is an electronic hand held model with a Donaghys' carry case. The case also includes a product manual, small spanner and wire brush.

  • For use on synthetic ropes, twines and braids
  • Cuts and seals low melting point synthetic fibres with ease
  • Blade reaches temperature within a few seconds
  • Not suitable on Natural, Vectran®, Kevlar® or PBO Zylon® fibres
  • 220-230 volt
  • Spare cutting blades available for long life use

Hot Knife Cutter - Bench model

This Hot Knife Cutter is designed for use on bench tops. The bench top model is suitable for continuous operation with fixed blade (working range 100mm) for quick and clean cutting and sealing of fine cords, braids and ropes.

  • For use on synthetic ropes, twines and braids
  • Cuts and seals low melting point synthetic fibres with ease
  • Not suitable on Natural, Vectran®, Kevlar® or PBO Zylon® fibres
  • 230 volt

Rope Measurer

Donaghys Rope Measurer accommodates rope and cordage from 6mm to 20mm in diameter.  The toothed Measuring Wheel and Stainless Steel Pressure Shoe assure uninterrupted NO SLIP contact with cordage.

  • Wall or bench mounted
  • Digital counter adds or subtracts
  • Resets to zero with one turn of knob
  • Conforms to Weights and Measures specifications

General braids

Ski Braid

Donaghys Ski Braid is made from monofilament polyethylene and hollow in construction. Splicing is easy where the plait can be fed inside the hollow core and when tensioned the eye loop makes a soft handle of loop for lead fittings.

  • Light weight and does not absorb water
  • Floats
  • Easily spliced
  • High abrasion resistance
  • Ideal for use in water skiing, water sports and can be used as an animal lead rope

Synthetic Braids

Donaghys range of multi purpose synthetic braids are strong, lightweight and abrasion resistant.  They are suited to a wide variety of general purpose applications.

  • Smooth and textured polyester braids
  • Hard wearing HT polyester fibre in supple plait construction
  • Highly resistant to stretch, abrasion, UV degradation and discolouration
  • Applications include use as a blind draw cord, picture framing cord, tying lashing and lacing cord

Shock Cord

Donaghys Shock Cord is built to withstand the toughest environments.  Years of development have produced a quality engineered durable Shock Cord that will consistently allow better than 100% elongation and recovery making it ideal for marine and industrial applications.

  • Premium marine grade rubber core to ensure minimum 100% stretch characteristic
  • Long life wear resistance to abrasion and UV degradation
  • Not affected by water

Sash Cord

Donaghys Sash Cord is a general purpose braid of Solid Braid/Spiral Braid configuration providing excellent handling, knotting and non kink performance.  Sash Cords are available in Cotton and Polyester fibre constructions.

  • Multipurpose line / lashing
  • UV resistant
  • Suitable for outboard motor starter cords

Splicing Kits

Donaghys Splicing Kit gives you all the tools you need to create that perfect splice.  Complete with basic instructions to get you started.

  • Splicing kit for double braids
  • 5 splicing fids to splice from 6mm to 24mm
  • Wire fid pusher
  • Complete with full splicing instructions

Chafe Guard

Chafe Guard is a protective wear sleeve made from UHMwPE fibre.  Designed for protection of sheets and other ropes in high abrasion applications such as Halyard ends.

  • Ideal for high abrasion applications
  • Single cover braid
  • High UV resistance
  • Urethane coated dark grey

Lifebuoy Cabinets

Life Buoy Cabinet

Donaghys' Life Buoy Cabinets are sold in complete units supplied with a removable cover, encapsulated floating line holder and 30 metres of 8mm braided floating heaving line (Life Buoy not included).

  • 30 metre braided line (8mm diameter) with clip, suitable for attaching to life buoys and life rings
  • Cabinet can store both the 30 inch and 24 inch round Life Buoy rings with the Encapsulated Floating Line Holder paddle.
  • Removable lid protects the lifesaving equipment against vandalism, theft and the elements
  • Housings can be screwed direct to a wall or fence or mounted using galvanised mounting pole

Mooring & Docklines

Flexline 12 Dock line

Donaghys Flexline is an attractive 12 strand black Polyester docking braid with an abrasion protective coating.  Hollow in construction, this braid is highly efficient and simple to splice.

  • Equivalent wet/dry strength, does not shrink
  • Highly efficient and simple to splice
  • Soft feel torque and kink resistant
  • UV and abrasion resistant

Dockline

Donaghys Dockline is a mooring line that combines the dynamic stretch and strength characteristics in the Nylon core with the abrasion resistance and colour stability of Polyester in the jacket, making this the perfect mooring rope for any marine craft.

  • High strength shock absorbing Nylon core
  • Hard wearing colour fast High Tenacity Polyester jacket
  • Braid remains soft and supple in long term use
  • For mooring, docking or anchoring

Dock Line Prepack

Donaghys Nylon Dock lines have a water resistant coating to prevent strength loss that occurs when wet. Higher twisting of yarns and strands produces a denser, rounder rope with high abrasion resistance that is less likely to snag. Controlled manufacturing ensures a line that is well balanced, torque free and won't unlay under heavy loading.

  • Convenient pre pack in 4.6m, 7.5m and 10.7m length options
  • Includes spliced eye
  • High strength shock absorbing nylon core
  • Braid remains soft and supple in long term use
  • For use as a mooring or anchor rope

Anchor Pack PE Silver Rope

Donaghys PE Silver Rope Anchor Pack is a 3 strand Polyethylene anchor pack, complete with Stainless Steel thimble in one end. This anchor rope comes pre-spliced with a minimum of 4 tucks to ensure reliability.

  • Floating anchor warp
  • Economical
  • 6mm - 12mm in 50m packs, 8mm - 12mm in 110m packs.

Polyester Rope

Donaghys' Polyester Rope is manufactured from Polyester fibre, the second strongest of conventional man-made fibres behind Nylon.  This rope has good strength, extension, easy handling, coiling and knotting along with excellent abrasion resistance.  Polyester Rope is ideally suited to a wide range of general and industrial applications, including safety lines in the Height Safety sector.

  • 3 strand and plaited ropes
  • Soft feel and easy handling
  • Low stretch and excellent abrasion resistance
  • Available in easy splice soft or medium lay

Winch Lines and Shackles

Winchline®

Donaghys Winchline® is 8 times lighter and 70% stronger than Steel Wire rope. Coated with Donaghys Armorcoat, this braid has high abrasion resistance and can be customised with covers and fittings to suit specific applications.

  • Low stretch
  • High UV resistance
  • Floats and does not absorb water
  • High internal and external abrasion resistance
  • Virtually no recoil in the unlikely event of failure
  • Non rotational

Winchline Trailer Pull Rope

Donaghys winch pull ropes for trailers are safer and lighter than wire ropes. They do not recoil and incorporate quality stainless steel fittings.

  • Soft to handle
  • No splinters
  • No recoil
  • 8 times lighter than steel wire

Marine Soft Shackles

Donaghys' Soft Shackles are the perfect replacement for the traditional metal snap shackle and screw shackles. Soft Shackles are a versatile tool with many applications. The shackles are adjustable and made to connect strops or slings to vehicles, blocks or sheets on a boat. 

  • Will not rust or corrode
  • Light and easy to handle
  • Soft so will not damage soft surfaces around it
  • Do not need tools to use it
  • Versatile
  • Will not shatter if broken as with metal shackles
  • Safe and easy to use

Yacht braids

GP Superbraid

Donaghys' GP Superbraid features a high performance solution dyed UHMwPE core. This core can be exposed and will not fade for the life of the product.

  • Light weight solution dyed 12 strand rigging braid
  • UHMwPE core is clear urethane coated
  • Also available with Technora/Polyester performance tech jacket
  • Suitable for running rigging applications
  • Made to order line

Superbraid

Donaghys Superbraid is a high performance yacht braid developed through exhaustive testing on super yachts, Jules Verne, The Race, Whitbread, Volvo Ocean Race, America’s Cup, IOR, IMS, IMR and Olympic yachts.  This development programme has seen subtle but significant changes to Superbraid as fibre technology and manufacturing techniques improve. Superbraid’s versatility and advantages over traditional wire rope have seen an increase in its use across a broad range of applications.

  • Light weight UHMwPE core with HT Polyester cover provides high strength with minimal stretch
  • Treated with Donaghys Bindacoat on core to prevent core/cover slippage
  • Withstands shock loadings better than Aramids
  • Suitable for all running rigging applications

Superbraid Performance Tec

Superbraid Performance Tec is a high performance yacht braid, specially engineered using state-of-the-art Mageba Thermofixation treatment. Superbraid Performance Tech has all the features of Donaghys Superbraid and the added benefit of a High Tenacity Technora/Polyester blended cover for enhanced protection from heat and abrasion resistance over traditional HT Polyester covers.

  • Light weight UHMwPE core
  • High Tenacity Technora/Polyester cover provides high strength with minimal stretch, heat and abrasion resistance
  • Treated with Donaghys Bindacoat on core to prevent core/cover slippage
  • Withstands shock loadings better than Aramids
  • Suitable for all running rigging applications

Superspeed

Superspeed is Donaghys' new and improved Spectraspeed, designed to provide the optimum performance for the competitive sailor. Manufactured to minimise stretch.

  • Minimal stretch, slippage and creep
  • Easy splice 12 plait UHMwPE core
  • High strength with minimal stretch and weight
  • Suited to Sheets, Halyards, Guys, Runners & Down hauls

Yachtmaster XS

Delivering the next generation of double braid polyester, Donaghys Yachtmaster XS features a balanced and harmonised core of HT Polyester, designed to achieve longer life and efficient cleating for all cruising and racing yachts.

  • Easy to splice, flexible sheetline
  • High jacket to core ratio assisting long life
  • Suited for Genoa, Main Sheets, Traveller, Reefing and Furling systems on cruising and cruiser/racing yachts.

Yachtmaster Brights

Donaghys Yachtmaster Brights is a Polyester double braid featuring solid colours with colour fast dye, to assist identification and aesthetic appearance. Identical in construction to Yachtmaster XS, this rope also features a balanced and harmonised core of HT Polyester, for longer life and efficient cleating for all cruising and racing yachts.

  • Easy to splice, flexible sheetline
  • High jacket to core ratio assisting long life
  • Suited to Genoa, Main Sheets, Traveller, Reefing & Furling systems on cruising and cruiser/racing yachts.

Super Swift12

Super Swift12  is a dinghy line with good strength and ultra low stretch to ensure performance on the water for any sailor.

  • UHMwPE braided core with coating 
  • 8 plait UHMwPE/PP multifilament mottle cover
  • Has little to no stretch compared to a 100% Polyester line
  • Easy handling with high grip
  • For dinghy control lines

Dinghy Sheetline

Donaghys' Dinghy Sheetline is designed to be used as a mainsheet for laser sailors in strong winds. 

  • Good grip and control
  • UHMwPE core with hard wearing Polyester cover
  • Low stretch, high strength

Laser line

Donaghys Laser line is a lightweight dinghy line designed for use on small craft that do not require the sophistication or expense of exotic fibre sheets or control lines.  Laser line is the perfect rope for low load applications when an easy to handle, yet economical line is preferred.

  • Light weight braid with limited water absorption
  • Floats in water
  • Good strength
  • Made to order

Superlite

Superlite dinghy line is a lightweight rope designed for dinghy control lines. This braid has little to no stretch compared to a 100% Polyester line.

  • Lightweight with ultra low stretch
  • Twisted UHMwPE/Polyester fibre core 
  • Abrasion resistant HT Polyester cover
  • Multiple colour options

Anti Torsion Braid

Donaghys' Anti Torsion braid features a triple braid construction which ensures the braid will not twist in furling systems.

  • Low twist
  • High tensile strength
  • Negligible elongation
  • Made to order

Challenge Braid

Donaghys' Challenge Braid is a high performance yacht braid with extremely high strength and ultra low creep. It features a Vectran fibre core with a hard wearing Polyester cover, which can be removed for special applications.

  • Very high strength, neglible stretch and creep
  • Similar load and extension performance to Aramid fibres with greater flex fatigue and UV resistance
  • Perfect for low stretch/creep applications such as Genoa Halyards