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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.
Save your back, it's the only one you have.
(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")
"Well, I just climb up to them."
by Joe Brown, English rock climber
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