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Yep Danforths with their stocks are problematic for fouling. You will find most asymmetrical anchors to be okay in this department, we spent some time for example on the Rocna making sure it wouldn't foul the rode during force reversals etc.
You don't have much chain and a lot of what I assume is nylon, 3-strand being the worst. Watch the rope's behavior next time you're out, if it feels like it is doing too much "springing" then this is part of the problem. You need rope to average out shocks, but too much spring, especially in gusty winds, can exacerbate things.
The rode plus the boat's windage profile are the causes. You can fix the one by tuning the rode and the other with a riding sail (maybe). Thereafter you're stuck with band-aid solutions like kellets, drogues, etc, which are no fun.
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