If the rode
does not have a thimble spliced in, you will need to do that or have it done. Use 2 galvanized shackles
- the largest size that will fit through your chain. Shackle
chain to the anchor
stock and then the chain to the thimbled end of the rode
. Tighten them as much as possible with a very large vise grip and then run three wraps of monel wire around the shackle
and through the hole in it's pin so it cannot back out on its own. Some people use a wire tie, but I think the monel is better. Either way, this is important.
Alternatively, you can directly splice the rode
to the chain, but you then will have to check it often for chafe. This is useful if the rode
/chain needs to pass through an opening that is too small for the shackle
. Otherwise, I would go with the shackle as it is easier and probably more secure over time.
if my memory serves me, you can find splicing instruction for this at New England Rope's site.