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WEST MARINE
Anchor Rode Markers

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Model # 104372 | Mfg # 306
Our high-visibility plastic markers let you know how much line you've paid out, so you can set the correct amount of scope. Nine markers in the pack. Sized for 3/4" three-strand line, with markers every 30', between 30' and 270'.

Anchor Rode Markers

Type Rode Markers

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West Marine Anchor Rode Markers
 
3.6

(based on 12 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

73%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Easy to install (6)
  • Reliable (4)
  • Safe (3)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • Large boats (7)
  • Small boats (7)
  • Open water (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (8), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lost without them

With or without Windlass, these are very helpful to know how much rode you have out. I added windlass this summer with a new rode, I had these in my previous rode and...Read complete review

With or without Windlass, these are very helpful to know how much rode you have out. I added windlass this summer with a new rode, I had these in my previous rode and felt very lost without these markers in my new rode. If you're not keeping track of them on the way out, you may get unlucky with the marker you stop at facing the wrong way as the number is only on one side. These would be much improved with the number on both sides - four stars.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Can't run through blocks

While the idea is fine, I found these snagged and got held up while running the line through a block. Others have said the flags work fine in a windlass, which may be...Read complete review

While the idea is fine, I found these snagged and got held up while running the line through a block. Others have said the flags work fine in a windlass, which may be true, but if you need to run your rode through a block, you may be better off using coloured whipping twine and a sailmakers or westcountry whip.

Reviewed by 12 customers

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5.0

exactly what I wanted - high quality

By Steve

from Tennessee

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Install
  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large Boats
    • Open Water
    • Small Boats

    Comments about West Marine Anchor Rode Markers:

    higher quality than I am used to - more pliable seems like they will last longer than past versions I have used

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    2.0

    Can't run through blocks

    By Bubba

    from Tucson AZ

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Easy To Install

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

    • Small Boats

    Comments about West Marine Anchor Rode Markers:

    While the idea is fine, I found these snagged and got held up while running the line through a block. Others have said the flags work fine in a windlass, which may be true, but if you need to run your rode through a block, you may be better off using coloured whipping twine and a sailmakers or westcountry whip.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Rode Markers

    By DEL

    from Fair Oaks, CA

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable
    • Safe

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Boats
      • Open Water
      • Small Boats

      Comments about West Marine Anchor Rode Markers:

      Installation instruction with them would help, I was able to watch video online but if Ihad not it would have been difficult to understand best method to install.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      They are ok, what is there to say

      By Lady

      from Whidbey island wa

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • EASY
      • Easy To Use
      • Simple Idea

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about West Marine Anchor Rode Markers:

          Simple, easy, bright, color code. Can snag on your hand a little. If you have problems installing these, you should stay off a boat and never go near water. Going to use glue and put them on the chain

           
          5.0

          Gets the job done.

          By Kevin

          from Richmond, VA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Large Boats
            • Small Boats

            Comments about West Marine Anchor Rode Markers:

            Not much to say. If you want numbers marking the depth of your anchor rode, these will do it! They are pretty easy to install and the bright colors make them easy to see.

            (1 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Good idea gone bad

            By JZ

            from Silver City, NM

            About Me Advanced

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

              • Poor Design
              • Poor Directions

              Best Uses

                Comments about West Marine Anchor Rode Markers:

                The brief directions state "simply insert the markers between the rope strands." The strands have to be separated to insert the markers and, while some of the markers inserted fine, the rope hockled in a way I never thought possible while trying to insert one of the markers in the middle of the rode. Attempting to fix it only made it worse. It compromised my rode, and I had to replace 200 feet of anchor rode. In addition, the markers have numbers only on one side. I'll mark my rodes using an alternate method.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                color coded rode markers

                By boatdaddy

                from az

                About Me Advanced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use
                • Reliable
                • Safe

                Cons

                • Poor Design

                Best Uses

                • Large Boats

                Comments about West Marine Anchor Rode Markers:

                The depths aren't all useful. Especially for smaller boats with 100' rode and worse if shorter.
                Fortunately, a little acetone removes a number without adversely effecting the flag. Thus; 250 feet becomes 25, etc..

                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Time will tell.

                By Kestrel

                from North Channel, Ontario

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Large Boats
                  • Small Boats

                  Comments about West Marine Anchor Rode Markers:

                  I installed these flags on my main anchor rode and on my secondary anchor rode. The main anchor rode goes through a windlass and time will tell if they hold up. I had one flag get half ripped on the first time reeling it in. I had to make it roll against the rode to prevent it from getting caught in the gypsy. It seems to work now and the rest went through with no problems. The seconday rode doesn't go through the windlass so I don't see any problems with that. The flags certainly helps to know how much rode is out and so I can tell other boaters.

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Lost without them

                  By Luna Sea

                  from Northern Utah

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Reliable
                  • Safe

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about West Marine Anchor Rode Markers:

                      With or without Windlass, these are very helpful to know how much rode you have out. I added windlass this summer with a new rode, I had these in my previous rode and felt very lost without these markers in my new rode. If you're not keeping track of them on the way out, you may get unlucky with the marker you stop at facing the wrong way as the number is only on one side. These would be much improved with the number on both sides - four stars.

                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Would reccomend

                      By Silvio310

                      from Destin, FL

                      About Me Advanced

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Reliable

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about West Marine Anchor Rode Markers:

                          Easy to install and highly visible. I had been using a system of plastic zip ties to mark my anchor line and picked these up while in WM without giving them much thought; glad I did.

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