Heaving Lines & Heaving Weights

A heaving line is a thin line whose end is weighted with a heaving weight, a heaving knot, a monkey's fist or a throw bag filled with sand. When the vessel is unable to manoeuvre close enough to the dock, a heaving line is a proven aid for handing over dock lines ashore. Establishing a ship-to-ship link or a towing connection can also be made easier by the skilful use of a heaving line. In some situations, the towing lines or mooring lines are too heavy to throw them ashore over a longer distance. Then the rope is tied to the light-weight end of the light … Read more
A heaving line is a thin line whose end is weighted with a heaving weight, a heaving knot, a monkey's fist or a throw bag filled with sand. When the vessel is unable to manoeuvre close enough to... read more »
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Heaving Lines & Heaving Weights
A heaving line is a thin line whose end is weighted with a heaving weight, a heaving knot, a monkey's fist or a throw bag filled with sand. When the vessel is unable to manoeuvre close enough to the dock, a heaving line is a proven aid for handing over dock lines ashore. Establishing a ship-to-ship link or a towing connection can also be made easier by the skilful use of a heaving line. In some situations, the towing lines or mooring lines are too heavy to throw them ashore over a longer distance. Then the rope is tied to the light-weight end of the light …

… heaving line. With a little practice, it can be easily thrown to the target. Then the heavy rope attached to it is dragged over. The special skill in using a throw line is to throw it in such a way that it does not get entangled. To do this, you coil it up in turns of about half a meter to a meter in length and hang it over an outstretched hand. The weight of the cast and about ten turns are taken into the other hand and thrown in such a way that the other turns unwind without any significant resistance.

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1710_01 Monkey's fist throwing knot
Tennis-ball-size hand-tied knot made from white polyester rope, filled with a bag of sand. This throwing-line knot allows a light line to be thrown to land to establish a connection for pulling a dockline ashore. For the throwing line,...
€22.32
Art.-Nr.: 1710...
1710_02 Heaving line throwing sailcloth bag
Hand-sewn sailcloth bag with strong brass grommet. Made from rot-proof DURADON, colour maroon (red). The bag is filled with fine sand. With this weight a light line can be thrown ashore to make a connection and bring the actual dockline...
€19.01
Art.-Nr.: 1710...
1710_03 Heaving line SPLEITEKS
Ready-made. Made from polypropylene (PP). Floating and rot proof. Made from hemp coloured SPLEITEX (3-strands) or from coloured braided rope. Diameter 8 mm, length 30 m.
€16.08
Art.-Nr.: 1710...
1710_04 Heaving line sandbag made from leather
Hand-sewn leather bag with strong grommet, with which a light line can be thrown ashore to make a connection and bring the actual dockline ashore. A functional substitute for the classic monkey's fist. The bag is filled with sand. Colour...
€31.68
Art.-Nr.: 1710...
1710_05 Line throwing bag yellow
Professional heaving line weight. Hand-sewn bag with strip of webbing to tie the hauling line. Made from rot-proof PVC cloth, colour yellow. The bag is filled with fine sand. With this weight a light line can be thrown ashore to make a...
€19.98
Art.-Nr.: 1710...
1710_06 Orange heaving line ring made of rubber
Handy heaving line ring made of rubber, buoyant. Colour: bright orange.
€19.01
Art.-Nr.: 1710...
1710_07 Heaving line buoy
Handy heaving line buoy swimmable (only with a light weighted line)
€21.35
Art.-Nr.: 1710...

… heaving line. With a little practice, it can be easily thrown to the target. Then the heavy rope attached to it is dragged over. The special skill in using a throw line is to throw it in such a way that it does not get entangled. To do this, you coil it up in turns of about half a meter to a meter in length and hang it over an outstretched hand. The weight of the cast and about ten turns are taken into the other hand and thrown in such a way that the other turns unwind without any significant resistance.