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Thoughts on this chain/line anchor rode combo?

I need a secondary anchor chain/line combo for my Passport 40. The approximate boat weight is 26,000lbs - 28,000lbs (at least according to the inaccurate scale on my marina's travel lift). Spec weight is approximately 22,000lbs, so we're somewhere in between. Windage is not too much.

Since this is a secondary rode to my current all-chain rode, I was curious if y'all think I could get away with using 200ft+ of 5/8" 8-strand plait spliced to 30ft of 5/16" G4. Normally I'd use 5/8" three strand, but for a secondary rode I thought, due to storage concerns, using a 5/8" plait would suffice.
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What do you have to haul it up? Rope capstain, chain gypsy or rope/chain gypsy?
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If you can, I'd recommend going up to 40' of chain... but other than that, it should work pretty well as a secondary rode.

BTW, I use 200' 5/8" octo-plait and 60' of 5/16" G43 high-test chain as the primary rode on my boat...and its a lot smaller/lighter than yours.
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I'd agree with Still.
I think John has a very good point here. I agree with him completely.
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It is important to always have some kind of ELASTICITY in the mooring line .

On an "all chain" line, an effective snubber. (the catenary of the chain is not enough)


On a secondary mooring line, the mix Chain rope is an excellent combination.

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What do you have to haul it up? Rope capstain, chain gypsy or rope/chain gypsy?
Manual windlass - rope capstain, chain gypsy. SD- Defender has some pre-made stuff from "T.R. Rigging" that is fairly cost effective, but I don't get to pick the chain length.
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