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Windlass Anchor Rode 25' 1/4" Stainless Steel Chain 1/2" 3-Strand Nylon Rope
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Windlass Anchor Rode - 1/2" 3-Strand Rope spliced to 25 ft of 1/4" Stainless Steel Chain
We have taken our renowned rode and made it even better! Instead of a fifteen foot chain lead, we have increased it to twenty-five feet to give you the extra leverage that you need.
This rode uses New England brand rope and marine-grade stainless steel chain.
New England anchor line is specially designed for use in popular mechanical windlasses. Engineered to work in most major windlass models and uniquely designed to be spliced to chain.
Stainless Steel chain has many benefits, including:
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).
We use 316L stainless chain (instead of just 316), meaning it is lower nickel (surgical grade stainless) to withstand corrosion in warm and salty waters.
The benefits of a 3-strand rode include:
- Twisted nylon rope maximizes the rode's shock absorption while reducing wear and tear on your windlass, anchor roller and ground tackle
- The rope is coated and heat stabilized for minimum water absorption and fiber-to-fiber abrasion. High-quality nylon fibers reduce hardening of the rope, nearly eliminating all knots and hockles.
- Our chain is calibrated to fit windlasses with ISO short link chainwheels.
- 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.