Here’s a first for Ray… an eye splice of 8-Plait line. Making a “Snubber” to take the strain off the electric windlass.
Its purpose is twofold: take the strain off the windlass, and to act as a shock absorber as the anchored boat sways left and right. The rode is still all chain except for the top 8-10 feet of snubber.
Heat shrink tubing can stiffen the lower 2-3 feet of the snubber making it easier for the admiral to hook on the chain.