Anchor Rodes

3 strand splice
Cable Loft by Seco South anchor rode package
8 strand splice

Nothing is more important on a boat than having the proper anchoring system. We are the industry’s leader when it comes to the quality, strength and reliability of nylon anchor rodes. Our nylon is produced in the USA by the top manufacturers like New England Ropes and Buccaneer Rope Company and our chain is the highest quality galvanized high test chain produced by the Peerless Industrial Group. Our anchor rodes are specifically designed to work with windlass manufacturers like LEWMAR and MAXWELL and many other brands as well. However, you do not have to have a windlass to use our anchor rodes. Our anchor rodes are used for many of the OEM boat manufacturers including Sea Ray, Regal and many others.

We manufacture (2) different types of anchor rodes:

3 Strand Nylon

Traditional 3 strand nylon is an excellent economical choice when choosing an anchor rode. Our 3 strand rodes come in a variety of pre- manufactured lengths and we offer a build your own custom rode option as well. We manufacture in different rope diameters including 3/8", 1/2" & 5/8" and they are hand spliced to either 1/4" or 5/16" chain depending on your requirements. All of our rodes have high test galvanized chain hand spliced to them to operate smoothly in a windlass. If you do not need chain, we can provide a thimble spliced on the end instead.

8 Plait Nylon

8 plait nylon has become the ideal choice of nylon for most boaters these days. Compared to traditional 3 strand nylon it doesn’t offer much of a tensile strength difference but what is does offer is a multi-strand woven lay that allows the rope to lay down in the locker more compact. As a result, it allows you to store more in the locker. In addition, the 8 plait does not twist or hockle which allows the windlass to perform more efficiently. More importantly, the 8 plait design absorbs higher shock loads better when compared to 3 strand. Like our 3 strand, we have pre-manufactured lengths ready to ship and we offer the build your custom rode for the 8 plait as well. These rodes are available in a 1/2" and 5/8" rope diameter and hand spliced to either 1/4" or 5/16" chain depending on your requirements.

Set Descending Direction

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Set Descending Direction

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Suggested anchor rode size chart

Boat Length Anchor Rode Size
Up To 35 ft 1/2" rope - 1/4" or 5/16" chain
35-45 ft 5/8" rope - 5/16" or 3/8" chain

Nylon Breaking Strengths


Diameter Tensile Strength (average) Weight / 100ft (average)  
1/2 6400 6.8
5/8 11000 11.1


Diameter Tensile Strength (average) Weight / 100ft (average)  
1/2 6400 6.5
5/8 10400 10.5

G4 High Test Chain

Size Working Load Limit Wt per 100ft
1/4 2600 lbs 74.89
5/16 3900 lbs 109.8
3/8 5400 lbs 149.5

We recommend under normal sea conditions your anchor rode length should be at least (4) times as long as the deepest water you are in.

Anchor Rodes Shackle
Anchor Rodes Shackle Diagram