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Feedback on bow rollers please?

We are about to purchase two bow rollers for our 36’ Islander Freeport. We have a 45lb CRQ and are planning on purchasing a 44lb Bruce type anchor. I do not know much about bow rollers. I like the Kingston “For CQR plow anchors up to 45 lbs. 3/16" 304 Stainless steel”
Anchor Roller
Also the “3-Wheeled Bruce or Claw anchors up to 44 lbs”
“Designed to self-launch Bruce or Claw anchors up to 44 lbs ”
Anchor Roller
The “Designed to self-launch” feature I am also not sure of. It sounds nice but is it what we would want for cruising. We will be cursing the Pacific side of Central America.
I do not expect to be able to have two anchors on rollers at the same time because of room. We do not have a bowsprrint.
Also what about the pins to hold the anchor in place when under sail in seas?
Seems good to me but does it work? Do they rattler arround etc?
Thank you,
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