Replacing anchor rode
I think my anchor rode is as old as my 1980 32' Grand Banks (recently purchased). It's chaffed, and rusted to the chain. Spliced directly to the chain. We live in Florida. Currently my primary is a Bruce anchor, 12' of chain, 150' of 5/8" 3 strand rode. Manual windless.
Is 5/8" rode the right size? Should I splice the new rode to the chain or use a thimble?
We plan on mostly doing weekend trips, with an occasional long weekend trip and one - two week trip in the summer.