Lewmar Anchor Rodes feature 8 plait nylon line joined with a tapered splice to ACCO Hi-Test hot-dipped galvanized chain. Each anchor rode comes with a shackle to attach the chain to the anchor. Chain is available in 1/4" or 5/16" diameters.
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Lewmar Plaited Anchor Rode Features:
Designed to complement the rope-chain gypsies fitted to all Lewmar windlasses
Calibrated for even pitch
Hot dip galvanised to minimise corrosion
Welded for high strength
Smooth rope-to-chain transition
Helps your windlass operate smoothly
Hand-sewn whipping guarantees against unravelling
8 Plait Nylon Line Features:
8 individual braided strands woven together rather than twisted make 8 plait supple when relaxed.
Under load, line tightens to firm lay. As load increases the lay becomes harder.
Relaxed line will not twist, knot or loop over itself. 8 Plait falls limp into lockers, eliminating hockles common to 3 strand.
8 Plait flakes upon itself much like chain, conforming to shape of anchor locker for better economy of space.
Same tensile strength as 3-Strand.
80% less prone to becoming stiff from salt exposure than 3-Strand means line handling improves with age.
Less stretch means line doesn't bury into gypsy grip when overloaded. This minimizes damage to stripper should windlass be abused or overloaded.
8-Plait nylon rope is 1/3 more absorbent than 3-Strand rope. Weight means line falls better into the anchor locker.
Recommendations for Break-in
Recommended to presoak in water (salt or fresh) on first use with windlass.
New, dry line may slip or stick in rope pocket of the gypsy.
Soaking lubricates new nylon line on first use.
8-plait out performs 3-Strand after first few uses
As 8 plait ages and weathers, handling characteristics on windlass continually improve.
Anchor Rodes & Chain
How is the chain measuured
Example: 10ft of 1/4" chain = 10 foot length of the chain that comes with the rode, 1/4" diameter metal stock (wire) for each link.
JD Tech Associate
Does this line come in 3/4" x 200' or 300'?â€‹
Vincent J. Fumo
Unfortunately we do not have any Lewmar Anchor Rodes any larger than are posted on our site. We sell the chain and 8-plait line, so please do not hesitate to contact one of our sales associates to help you with a bigger rode at (800) 497-0010.
JD Tech Associate
What max loads or size anchors would you recommend for various anchors?I'm looking at the Lewmar LEW 0057406 14-pound Delta anchor, on a 24' narrow sharpie of about 1000 lbs displacement. Is the 1/4" chain & rode combination sufficient? Use includes Carolina sounds, Chessie, Fla keys, as long-time goals.
Yes, the 14# Delta should be fine. 1/4" chain rode is sufficient.
JD Tech Team
Hi there, can you please advise on the breaking strength of your Lewmar 8 Plait anchor rodes? Is the chain G4?Carlos.
I'm not sure of the breaking strength so Lewmar could advise you but I feel that I would be breaking my windlass or cleat before that 8 plait separated! The G-4 chain is another story. I think its as strong as the 8 plait. The weakest link in the rode is either the shackle or the anchor swivel. Lewmar recommends using a swivel instead of a shackle.But with their rode you get a galvanized shackle. I will say the 8 plait rode is the only way to go especially with a windlass. You get so much more rode in your anchor locker as compared to 3 strand.Hope this helps!
I have the V700 windlass, and I have read it takes the G43 chain, not the G4 chain. Which chain is on your Lewmar rode kits?
James: One more thing. Lewmar anchor rodes have a very tight/small splice at the chain. This helps the splice go through the windlass that much easier. I tried using a rode from West Marine and the splice was not as tight and sometimes it would hang up at the gypsy and just sit there while the gypsy spun. Dropping the anchor back down a few feet and then bringing it back up again usually got it through. I very seldom have this problem with the Lewmar rode.Steve.
Thanks for the quick response, how much chain do you use? I am thinking 20 foot for a 25 foot Edgewater.
G43 refers to the GRADE of (G4) 1/4"chain. I'm presuming the G43 grade refers to the fact it is welded and hot dipped galvanized chain. What I have on my lewmar anchor rode is GRADE 43 (G4) 1/4" anchor chain. I hope that helps.
My boat is an Arima Sea Ranger 19'. Here on the Sacramento river where I do most of my fishing I very seldom anchor in more than 25' of water. So what I have is 125' of 8 plait and 10' of chain. I discussed how much chain should an anchor rode have with a rigger at West Marine and he said 10' is really all anyone needs to make the anchor lay down. I use a 14lb. Delta Plow. I think 20' would be o.k. too. I also never have more than a 3 to 1 scope even though the Coast Guard says 5 or 6 to 1 is better to keep from dragging the anchor. Especially if you're going to be sleeping on the boat at night.
Is it necessary to drop your rode and anchor in its entirety to soak your line before you begin to use the set up>>>?
Some folks will drag the line section behind boat to shake out memory from coils or back down on the full rode tackle setup once to stretch before they put it to work. But 8 plait in general has the advantage of having little memory and laying nice, randomly as it's stuffed down hawse pipe.
If you are using through windlass, pre-soaking line will help prevent sticking or slippage in rope pocket of gypsy upon initial usage. Line performance will continually improve after multiple uses.
Great product at great price
The anchor windlass is a very nice accessory for any medium to large size boat. It allows you to deploy & retrieve the anchor from the helm. The windlass is NOT fool proof but will do it's job the majority of the time. I personally prefer the Lewmar Pro-Fish which is what I have on my boat. Just make sure you never try and put more rode in your anchor locker than what is recommended by Lewmar. Too much rode in the anchor locker will not allow it to stack/coil properly and this will cause jamming at the windlass/gypsy. If you decide on a lewmar windlass talking to their tech support concerning installation is always an excellent idea. The 8 plait anchor line allows you to get more rode in the locker than using the 3 strand.