View Poll Results: What type of rode do you ues.
All chain. 100 57.47%
Combination rode with less than one boat length of chain. 22 12.64%
Combination rode with more than one boat length of chain but less than 100'. 20 11.49%
Combination rode with more than 100' of chain. 32 18.39%
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Old 01-03-2016, 07:22 PM   #1
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Anchor Rode Poll

Thinking of comments from another thread I thought it might be interesting to see what people use for their anchor rode.
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Went with all chain but actually carry two rodes (one all chain and one combo), for each of the two anchors on the pulpit.
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I have combo rodes on both boats. 250' of chain backed up by 200' of 3 strand nylon. I am thinking of switching the nylon to brait though.
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:02 PM   #4
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550' of 5/16 ht chain for us
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Old 01-03-2016, 08:40 PM   #5
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All chain on the big boat primary. Secondary was about a boat length of chain then 3 strand. Combo on the Whaler with about 1 boat length (all of 15 feet) on the primary and about 10 on the stern. Whaler gets anchored a lot as our summer past time is going to the beach.
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Old 01-03-2016, 09:18 PM   #6
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220' of 5/16 Ht as the primary
Combo as the secondary 5/16 with 5/8" 3 strand
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150' of 5/8" chain backed up with 5/8" cable (wire rope?).

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Old 01-03-2016, 09:35 PM   #8
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300 ft. of 3/8 BBB
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400' of 5/8 chain for 42' and 35,000 pounds.

Sometimes chain is really important....
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400' of 5/8 chain for 42' and 35,000 pounds.

Sometimes chain is really important....
5/8"? Wow, that's heavy chain for a 35k lb boat.
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5/8"? Wow, that's heavy chain for a 35k lb boat.
Sometimes when your mind is thinking of 5/16 vs 3/8 it crashes. Mine is in perpetual crash mode.

3/8 is what I should have said. Otherwise I wouldn't really need an anchor, just chain.
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5/8"? Wow, that's heavy chain for a 35k lb boat.
It sure is heavy. I only have 1/2" on my mooring top chain.
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240' of ht 5/16, spliced to another 200' of rode. Most anchorages we are only on the chain.
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Old 01-04-2016, 07:14 AM   #14
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Was 200 ft now 150 ft of 5/16 BBB chain on the main, boat length of 5/16 and 150 ft of 5/8 3 strand for the secondary.
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combo chain and rope
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All nylon with perhaps 5 ft of chain.
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Old 01-04-2016, 08:05 AM   #17
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Ours is about 25' of 5/16" HT chain with 300' of 5/8" brait nylon line.


The combo is specifically because of a local issue (mud) here where we do most of our boating (Chesapeake Bay). Otherwise I'd go back to all chain.


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FF, I'm stunned! What happened to your philosophy of If it's worth doing, it's worth over doing? I would have guessed you for an all chain, one size bigger kind of guy. That boat of yours is built like an ice breaker.

Combination rode for me. 25 feet 1/4" stainless chain spliced to about 200 feet of 1/2" 3 strand nylon.
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Went with all chain but actually carry two rodes (one all chain and one combo), for each of the two anchors on the pulpit.
I probably should have specified on the primary as I imagine most who have two anchors use a combination rode for the second anchor.

We have 200' G4 5/16" for the primary and a combination rode of 20' 5/16" chain and 200' of 1/2" 3 strand nylon for the secondary.


Interesting results so far. 70% all chain and another 15% with over 100' of chain. 85% total.
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Voted All Chain

We have 300' of 3/8" chain on our main 66# Bruce anchor. Backup CQR, also on pulpit, has 50' of 3/8" chain and 250' of 3-strand rode.
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