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Re: Anchor roller on a cluttered bow?
So what I ended up doing was cutting a hole in the forward part of the foredeck for a chainpipe, and running the rode through that, where it is led down and stored under the V berth. It's easiest stowed with a mate on the foredeck feeding the rode down, and me below hauling it down. Not ideal, but last season I anchered several times and it worked fine. And there's room down there for ~300' of rode/chain, (and more).
When I weighed anchor, I gave the rode/chain a scrubbing with the deck brush and salt water, lashed all that to the lifeline stanchions while we sailed for the day and it dried out, and then stowed it below once it had dried.
I was worried the marine stuff on the rode would die and stink, but that hasn't been a problem.