Originally Posted by SlowButSteady
I actually have an "anchor ball" (it came with the boat). And I have used it a few times; usually in areas where there might otherwise be some confusion. However, I haven't seen many other boats displaying such a signal.
I'd always wanted one of those and yay team the new girl came with one. Never actually used it in anger to be honest, though I've run it up for the heck of it. From memory I have never seen one deployed on a recreational vessel.
I guess if I was anchored in anything other than out of way inlets then I would use the thing.