Samson Amsteel-Blue is a 12-strand braided rope using 100 percent Dyneema SK-75 fiber with Samthane urethane coating to create a non-rotational rope that yields extremely high strength and low stretch. Amsteel offers one of the highest strength-to-weight ratios and conveniently floats. It has superior flex fatigue and wear resistance making it stronger than wire rope.
Amsteel is usually covered at the cleat, stopper, or winch. Also note that size 7/64" changes from 12-strand to 8-strand construction. Available in the color gray.
Note- AmSteel-Blue is an upgrade design from Original AmSteel and it offers superior strength in the smaller sizes. AmSteel-Blue is always size-for-size stronger than wire at 1/7th the weight. Amsteel "Blue" is offered in Blue and Silver colors. Be sure to select color of choice. No returns on cut footage.
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No matter what size, AmSteel-Blue provides the ultimate in low stretch, lightweight strength, abrasion resistance and easy splicing .
Why use Samson Amsteel-Blue:
Stronger than wire with same elastic elongation as wire rope
Extremely light and buoyant
High abrasion resistance
A size for size strength replacement for wire rope at only 1/7th the weight
Torque-free, very flexible, easy to handle
Easily inspected or field spliced
Trawl and Bridle Lines
Wire Replacement - Non Jacketed
Pulling and Stringing Lines
Climbing and Rigging Accessories
Low Stretch Support Lines (Wire Replacement)
High Performance Tug Lines
Wire Replacement Ropes
General Working Lines
Heavy Lift Slings
High Performance Lines
I need to use this four anchor line I need 900 feet I need it to e the same streanth as good half inch nylon what would you recommend?
It also would be used for 10 hours at the most thanks
Amsteel should not be used for anchor line. It has very little stretch and will impose high shock loads on both ground tackle and the boat. Nylon is chosen for anchor line precisely because it is so stretchy, absorbing shock loads rom wind gusts. Amsteel is great for many uses on the boat, but it is a poor choice for anchor rode.
I will also attach 1000 feet of nylon rope to it caus I want to anchor in deep water
Is there another type of dyneema that I could use as part of anchor system
Can this rope be spliced, if parted? What will be resultant strength then?
I don't know. I didn't try to splice it.
Amstel blue can easily be spliced. Like a double core line. The resultant strength will be equal or greater depending on how long the splice is.
While I'm no expert, you definitely can splice this together. There are TONS of videos on Youtube that show numerous different ways to join pieces together. As far as end strength goes, that depends on the joining method you use. Regardless, I think the resulting loss would be minimal. This is great stuff!
Is this material a good choice for lifelines? How does it stand up to sunlight?
It is very light and may float. It will fade to a very light blue but keep its excellent strength. It will also stretch some if pulled.
Sir:Probably not. Amsteel is extremely strong, but has almost no stretch, and is slippery to the touch. It also is known to be sensitive to UV degradation.
YES. Excellent choice. I use it and have several friends using it as well. Monitor it for chafe and sun damage. maybe replace every 5 years. Remember Pardey's and old school folks use 3 strand.
Thanks SharonOther than fading what effect will the sun's ultra violet and infra red rays have on the line? Will it weaken over time? And if so how long will it last before replacement is necessary?
Yes it's equal in strength to the same diameter wire and unlike wire it does not rust or get meat hooks. It's so light that if floats. As a lifeline it needs appropriate terminations which are available in the marine industry unless you plan to knot it off? Racers use it for lifelines due to the strength and lightweight.
What is Creep in Amsteel?
It does creep a little. I do not use it in situations where the creep is an important factor. Usually after it is in use for a period of time it stabilizes and no longer exhibits the small amount of stretch which is ceep.
JOHN PRATT MIT CREW
Re: Amsteel Blue/ If you do not have access to opposite end of line, must you use "tail in rope" splice, or is there a modified Brummel splice?
There is a version of the locked brummel loop that can be done with only one end. The video on the Amsteel page, I believe, shows both methods. If not search YouTube for "locked brummel loop" and you will find one. I always use the locked brummel for safely. Embedding only the tail isn't very safe (in my opinion)Good luck
Breaking strength 1/16 amsteel blue?
If you go to the Samaon web site they have all of the info there
7/64 in diameter breaking strength 1,600 pounds
Whats the best size rope to hang a hammock ? 300lb min.
I'd go 1/8th inch, but 7/64 could do the job. I use 1/8th and I'm in the 250 range.
Amsteel is way overkill for a hammock. Any 1/4 nylon line will suffice.
JOHN PRATT MIT CREW
There are too many variables. 1. 300 lb min needs a maximum. 2. If 300 is the max, then 150 lb will be supported by each rope. 3. The tensile strength of each rope needs to be 150 divided by the sine of the angle of the rope relative to the horizon, i.e. , a stiff hammock needs a very strong rope, and a loose (saggy) hammock needs a less strong rope. This is best that I can do with limited information.
I use 7/64 inch
Most people use 7/64ths you could use one size bigger if you like (just to make sure it is good enough. But as I said everyone seems to like 7/64ths. hope this helps. do not deviate from amsteel!
What is the 1/16'' rope rated for breaking strength?
The tensile strength for the 1/16" is 400lbs
can 3/16 be used on monitor wind vane?
I'm sure it's stronger than necessary. Yes 3/16 should work fine. I know 2 people who used Amsteel for standing rigging; on Westsail 32 and Lancer 36, both Ocean going boats. Also know someone who used it for halyards in SF to Hawaii race. Halyard jumped shiv but did not wear through.
I need a piece of Amsteel Blue 5/16" x 150' with a woven eye on one end and am wondering if I can get that from your company?
I needed an eye on the end of some amsteel for hauling up my centerboard. I heard that a brummel eye splice is not too difficult from wooden boat forum. After youtubing the technique, i was able to produce an effective eye splice, and i was never a boy scout. And i felt pretty seamanlike afterwards. Give it a shot!
My company does not provide this item but making a woven eye on the end of Amsteel rope is very simple and can be done by anyone.
While I'm not sure about their ability to add a woven eye to the raw Amsteel Blue, with this rope YOU can easily accomplish this once you get the rope. It's really easy to add "loops" in this type of rope. There are a lot of YouTube videos out there that show how this is done. Do a Google search for "locked brummel splice". You'll get a ton of hits with instructional videos.
If you like Dyneema...
I used dyneema to re-do my life lines.I love the stuff. You can learn to splice it onyoutube -- not all that difficult.And, I like buying from Jamestown. They are friendly, reliable, and not too expensive.What else could you ask for?
This is an outstanding product at a good price. Jamestown Distributors customer service rules!
Makes great lightweight rope for hammock hanging while camping.
Kansas City, MO
i would buy this product again
use where desired strength and durability are necessary.Very strong for its diameter.Not very easy to splice
Perfect for my projects. Strong and lightweight.
I use amsteel for camping line at the moment, The hollow core is great for tieing soft shackles as well. This stuff is truly amazing. I will more than likely buy amsteel the next time i need to replace a rope or line as well, the strength to weight ratio is unmatched. Word of caution though this stuff is slippery, not impossible to tie with, just takes a little extra on the tag ends than you normally would use to compensate.
This is the most amazing thing I have ever used. I still can't believe this tiny rope holds that much weight! I bought 40ft of this little gem to hang my hammock, but I will probably use the rope to do just about anything. Tow objects, tie up my boat, hang my hammock,..... really anything that I can think of. I am definitely going to purchase some more just to keep around the house. Going to get a thicker one to put in my truck for emergency situations.