Re: Not your typical anchor question
Since you hang a danforth off the pulpit I gather you don't have a proper foredeck locker..
A suitable anchor roller would be the ticket, they are available in a variety of types and sizes, see here:
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)