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While there may be times when you want to remove it (multi-day passage perhaps, or at a mooring if your boat will buck and rub the rode on the anchor) most never do. I never have, but I have a cat (anchor rode is elswhere).
It IS required to secure the anchor with lashing or a strong and tight lock; the exact answer depends on the anchor. The forces are important, but not devistating and not nearly that of the chain pulling down in chop.
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