We have the same with our Athena. One solution I have thought about which retains the current anchor
stowage is to have some sort of chain roller on a strop that leads over the bow roller. The strop would need enough scope
to be let out to bring the anchor aboard in the usual way and to allow full deployment of the bridle
. When you want to weigh anchor, you bring the chain roller up short just under the bow roller and then you should be able to see the chain from the helm
and can bring the anchor up so its just below the cross beam. Once you have the ability to leave the helm
you ease the strop on the chain roller so you can stow the anchor normally.
The strop and its securing cleat would obviously need to be strong enough to take full heave in breaking out the anchor, I have no doubts about the cross beam as this is braced by the forestay. The only issue will be the whether the bow roller is man enough.
Otherwise hitech get a camera
, clip it on the seagull striker and plug
into your plotter or monitor
. Lowtech stick a caravan towing mirror in the same place.