My '07 310 DA came with windlass and chain and rode anchor tackle. I'm pretty sure it's original to the boat based on the appearance of the rode, and I'm guessing the rode is probably due for replacement although I don't see any specific wear points (I ran it all out and inspected it my first year with the boat last season). I don't know if its the nature of the rode or its age, but we find that it has a certain stiffness which causes it to be jam prone re-entering the anchor locker. It runs great on the chain segment. So between the age of the rode and its occasionally frustrating running, upgrading to chain makes sense. Looking at the parts guide, both the all chain and the chain and rode options list 5/16 high test chain. Since the gypsy runs fine with the existing 5/16 chain, my guess is that all I need to do is get my desired length of 5/16" high test chain and new swivels and shackles. Should I add a length of rope splice and some kind of knot to the bitter end to avoid total runout? I think the bitter end of the rode has that now, but I also figure I could just clip something to the bitter end of the chain as a stop. I'm also planning to spray paint the chain at 10' intervals to help the admiral keep track of how much she lets out, probably with a higher visibility color on the last 20 feet maybe. We've had good luck with a 2-2.5:1 scope in 30' of water, so I doubt we'd normally get close to full payout with 150' chain.