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The anchor needs to be on the bow roller. Re-designing your set-up may be required. A short bowsprit would solve the problem, and a different roller with a pin that locks the anchor to the roller. At a mooring, the line should go through a chock on the side of the bow; my boat already has this, but I suppose you could add a chock to your boat pretty easily. Most bow rollers are not designed to take shock from a mooring in a storm, anyway...

If the anchor is on the bow roller, and the mooring line is through the chock, they should never interfere with one another. You can see this set-up in some of the pics posted by Maine Sail.

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If the anchor is on the bow roller, and the mooring line is through the chock, they should never interfere with one another. You can see this set-up in some of the pics posted by Maine Sail..::.
This is not the case for a lot of boats (mine included), which is why Maine Sail's post recommends removing the anchor from the roller when on the mooring.
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You should NOT replace it with an undersized anchor while sailing since the undersized anchor will do nothing to secure the boat in the event of emergency.
Not sure if this was directed at me or the OP, but at least in my case I would be using a properly sized fluke style anchor. Because of the way they work, proper sizing for my boat for a fluke is less than 15 lbs, which is a lot easier to manhandle than a large claw (my 45 is a bit overkill, but it came with the boat).
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Hello

As mentioned by a few others, I take my anchor off the roller and hang it on the bow pulpit. I use one small tie to keep it from moving around.

The benefit of it being on the pulpit is that the anchor is ready to deploy and it won't be chafing the mooring gear.

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