This is timely. I came off the boat today and told the wife I was done with the 45 pound claw that came with our boat and getting a fluke to stick in the cockpit locker. I have a large bow roller compared to yours, but it doesn't make a difference when it comes to chafing the mooring lines. So off comes the anchor when we are done sailing and then, because there isn't an easy place to store the darn thing while sailing, I have to put it back on the bow whenever we want to go out. If we plan on anchoring out, I'll put it back on the bow, but in the meantime I plan on keeping a fluke in the cockpit locker that can be deployed in an emergency.
Last edited by Plumbean; 06-07-2010 at 02:16 PM.