I am considering putting a chain stopper on my boat. I bought a Lewmar
chain stopper that would be placed between the anchor
and the windlass
to prevent accidental deployment and to prevent any pull on the windlass
when it is engaged. I have about 4 feet between the end of the anchor
and the windlass. I am wondering on how the chain stopper will affect the direction of the chain when the shaft of the anchor comes up into the anchor roller. Do I want to place the chain stopper closer to the windlass or closer to the roller?