Sails, Rigging & Deck Gear

Keeping a rope-to-chain splice from jamming in your windlass takes on a new twist when you try to maintain the same strength as high-tensile chain.

Rope-to-Chain Splice Test

Splicing anchor rode calls for an old-school solution.

If you’ve ever struggled to retrieve a balky rope-to-chain back splice with your windlass, you’ve probably wondered if there wasn’t a better approach. The problem becomes especially acute if you’ve upgraded to higher tensile chain and want to use nylon rode with the same approximate tensile strength.

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