Originally Posted by stubones99
Strange that they would splice studded chain to a nylon rode. I guess they want all the chafe chain weight they can get...
Hard to imagine the studded chain as a chafe benefit. Wouldn't a longer chain (not studded) be better for chafe resistance? For anchor performance the studded would get my vote. I use extra heavy chain at the anchor and then heavy chain but both short. For the best catenary.
Re the nylon I think it takes up less space on the drum so a longer rode can be used. And when it blows you pay out more rode and the nylon is the great shock absorber.
And no splice is needed w the drum. Just hook up w as many shackles as you want.