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Custom Anchor Rode

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  • Custom Anchor Rode
  • 8-Plait spliced to G4 Chain
  • Slim & tapered splice to run seamlessly through your windlass
  • 8-Plait Rope
  • 3-Strand Rope spliced to G4 Chain
  • 3-Strand Rope
  • 3-Strand Rope
  • Custom Anchor Rode
  • Custom Anchor Rode
  • Custom Anchor Rode
  • Custom Anchor Rode
  • Custom Anchor Rode
  • Custom Anchor Rode
  • Custom Anchor Rode
  • Custom Anchor Rode


How long does a custom anchor rode take to make?

If the materials are in stock (see below), your order will typically be created within 2-3 business days. We then ship it using UPS ground from Clearwater, FL. If your rode includes a special order item (see below), it could take up to a few weeks to create. If you have a specific timeframe for a special order anchor rode, please give us a call to discuss first. 727-489-4533 and speak to Anna.

In Stock (updated 10/2/2023):

1/2" 3-strand rope

1/2" 8-plait rope

1/2" 8-plait - BLACK up to 100' (put note in comments for black)

9/16" 3-strand rope

9/16" 8-plait rope

5/8" 3-strand rope

5/8" 8-plait rope

1/4" G4 chain

1/4" stainless steel chain

5/16" G4 chain

5/16" stainless steel chain

3/8" G4 chain (limited lengths)

We are out of:


We special order all:

1/4" Dyneema

5/16" Dyneema

3/8" G4 chain in long lengths

3/8" stainless chain


When you know exactly what you want for your watercraft, design your own rode right here. 

Galvanized or Stainless? A few points to consider:

Stainless chain offers an aesthetics benefit for those who prefer the continuous shine of stainless on the bow of their boat.

Stainless chain avoids the issues concerning galvanizing and wear. It also stows nicely, because unlike galvanized chain it does not 'cone' in the chain locker (simply because the links are smoother).

Our galvanized chain is high-test G4 short link. It is hot-dipped and with proper care, will provide years of use.

Eight-Plait or 3-Strand

Here's a quick video about the pros and cons of each!

If you have ANY questions at all about what size rode you need for your chainwheel, please ask prior to ordering! Custom anchor rodes CANNOT be returned for any reason except unusual wear & tear or defects. Please check sizing prior to ordering.
**All rodes must be soaked prior to use, otherwise snags and slippage can occur. Ensure that you have the proper size and then soak from 2 to 24 hours before loading into your windlass.**
Our current production time for a custom anchor rode is 48 business hours if we have the materials in stock, or up to 3 weeks if we are waiting on inventory. 
We use UPS ground for our free shipping and can take up to 5 business days once your items ships. If you need your rode expedited, please call us to arrange for a different option.
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25 Reviews

  • 5
    Anchor rode/chain

    Posted by JWill on 18th Jun 2023

    Great customer service , fast and shipped/delivered as promised. Rope and chain splice is well done and packaging /prep instructions made for an easy install.

  • 5
    Custom Chain and Rode

    Posted by Barry Agosti on 26th May 2023

    Was able to get exactly what I wanted very quick at a good price.

  • 5
    Custom anchor rode

    Posted by Dennis michels on 24th Apr 2023

    I have not used it yet, however the customer service was super, the dilivery was fast, 4 days and the price was by far the cheapest. I wish all my boating purchases were this good.

  • 5
    Custom Anchor rode

    Posted by Rob feliciano on 8th Dec 2022

    Amazingly well job done very happy with my windlass anchor line and my stainless steel Chain is beautiful. Thank you darkhorse marine awesome!! A++

  • 5
    8 Plait Anchor Rode

    Posted by Geof w/ Mr Outboards Watersports on 5th Aug 2022

    Just received and have soaking. Company was wonderful to work with, VERY knowledgeable, tremendous assistance offered on the front end so we should have 0 issues on the water. Rode came boxed and bagged so pre-soaking was a piece of cake. The bitter end was separated and labeled to assist with install.

  • 5
    Custom Anchor Rode 150’ Three Strand Nylon Rope with 25’ of Chain

    Posted by Doug Lehn on 3rd Aug 2022

    Very impressed with this product. I knew as soon as I pulled it out of the box it was first grade material. It was packed amazing and came out of the package freely & without kinks! I purchased the same type of Rode from a competitor and I was extremely disappointed. It had over 9 kinks out of the box and you can tell they heat melted it in several spots because it was already frayed from the distributor. I sent it back right a way. This is a great product at an extremely fair price!

  • 5
    Custom Anchor Rode

    Posted by Troy on 21st Jul 2022

    My custom order was delivered in two business days of my order submission. The quality of the product and workmanship is outstanding. Thank you!

  • 5
    Custom anchor rode

    Posted by Michael Mastropiero on 4th Jul 2022

    Super high quality at a great price 8 - Plait rope with stainless chain fed through lewmar V 700 effortlessly . Excellent customer service , Great videos

  • 5
    Chain and 8 plait line

    Posted by Andrew Scavelli on 29th Jun 2022

    Everything worked and looked good

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