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I'd just run on down to my local fire station and get some (usually free) used fire hose and put a 4' section on my rode as chafe gear (it will slide very easily up or down the rode), and run the anchor line out through a chock. You are just not dealing with loads big enough to warrant all the trouble you are thinking of going through, unless you plan on anchoring through a couple of hurricanes. We use fire hose on our 1" snub line which is almost 3 years old. That's nearly 1000 nights on the anchor and snub, in winds to maybe 50 or so in a few gusts, many, many nights to 35 knots, etc, and no significant chafe on the snub, which runs through a starboard side fore deck chock.