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Storing Rope & Chain Anchor Rode
Not sure how often you need access to the second rode, but here is a suggestion, for what it''s worth: Get a duffelbag with a drawstring top, and put a grommet hole center in the bottom. Tie a stopknot 6'' from the bitter end, feed the bitter end thru the grommet hole. Loose-coil the rode into the duffel bag, chain and all, to the anchor shaft. tie the drawstring.
When you need this rode, haul it out of the locker, secure the bitter end, drop anchor and cleat off the rode with proper scope. Leave the duffelbag with excess rode tied to your boat on deck, To retreive, open the drawstring and loose-coil the line back into the bag. Hope that helps, It works on my smaller boat.