High-Tech Anchor Rode
Chain rode is still king for primary use, but what about rodes for tandems or kedges?
My primary anchor is a big hunk of steel on an all-chain rode, handled by a windlass. Secure in all bottoms, idiot proof, easy to handle, and thus perfect for everyday use. But when the need arises to set a second anchor—either to restrict swing or to increase holding in horrible mud—the last thing I want is a heavy steel anchor connected to chain that I have to drag across deck.