Windlass Anchor Rode 15' of 1/4" Gal G4 Chain 1/2" 8 -Plait Nylon Rope
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Windlass Anchor Rode - 1/2" 8 Plait Nylon Rope spliced to 15 ft of Galvanized 1/4" Chain
This rode uses premium medium lay 8-strand windlass rope and high-test, short link, galvanized chain. Our Grade 43 chain is hot-dipped and with proper care, will provide years of use.
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.
If you have a Lewmar windlass, you can check the number on your chainwheel against our chart here: https://darkhorsemarine.com/lewmar-windlass-gypsy-guides/
Not sure if you need 3-strand or 8-plait rope? Watch our short video about the differences here!