Windlass Anchor Rode - 5/8" 8 Plait Nylon Rope spliced to 15 ft of Galvanized 5/16" Chain
When nothing but the best will do, you want Buccaneer rope. This rode uses premium Buccaneer brand rope and galvanized chain. Our chain is high-test G4 short link. It is hot-dipped and with proper care, will provide years of use.
Buccaneer rope is manufactured in the USA in Scottsboro, Alabama. They have been serving the rope and cordage industry for close to 45 years. Buccaneer 8-plait has a more substantial lay that gives more grip when going through your gypsy. This premium rope is for the discriminate boater who wants the benefits of an 8-plait with a thicker hand feel.
Eight plait anchor rodes have a few distinct advantages over three strand rodes:
Eight plait rodes have a looser, bi-directional woven lay, allowing it to drape over itself, reducing air voids found between the coiled, denser line found in three strand rodes. The more air in the locker, the less line capacity you're able to carry onboard.
Since the line has no bias clockwise or counter clockwise, the rope will not hockle or kink, allowing the windlass to manage the rope better
Eight plait rope is able to absorb higher shock loads than three strand rope
The combination of premium nylon rope and chain is suitable for all major windlass manufacturers.
Please check your windlass manufacturers specifications to ensure a proper match.
If you have ANY questions at all about what size rode you need for your chainwheel, please ask 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.**
Choose your chain type and rope length above. Don't see exactly what you need? Every rode that we sell is spliced in-house, which allows us to easily offer you the opportunity to build your own custom rode. Check it out here at: https://darkhorsemarine.com/TheRodeHouse