Since installing a powered windlass
I have been having problems with the rope
to chain splice.
is a Maxwell
horizontal with combination rope
and it has a tendency to "undo" the splice in the 3 strand Poly/Dacron rode
The first splice was a standard short splice which came undone after being run through about 5 times. The next attempt was to lengthen the splice and whip it but that made it so stiff it would not go around the gypsy
into the hawse pipe so the whipping was removed and the individual strands were "sewn" down. So far the splice is holding but the rode
is un-laying adjacent the splice which means the gypsy will no longer grip it.
My next will be too again attempt a long splice version of the chain rope splice but the rode gets so soft when unwound that I chucked that idea the first time. Adding a swivel at the anchor
is not something I'll consider.