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Best Anchor Rode

Old 12-17-2010, 11:32 AM
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Question Best Anchor Rode

Replacing my existing anchor rode and chain. My existing rode is braided. Which rode would you recommend using? Braided or Twist
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Old 12-17-2010, 12:36 PM
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Had 3 strand for years, then finally switched to braided. I went up to 1/2" braided, far more than a 21' boat needs, but it's much easier on the hands when hauling up. If I'm worried about reduced stretch lacking in shock absorption, I keep a dock line with a snubber on it that I can use.
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Old 12-17-2010, 03:52 PM
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Look at Brait (with a "t") Got my yale cordage anchor line. It's great.
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Old 12-17-2010, 06:50 PM
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Can you splice 3 strand? If so go with that, you never know when you might need to replace the thimble.
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:53 AM
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You can also splice brait , go with the 8 or the new 6 strand your rode will never kink or twist on you.
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