I've been reading, and everywhere I read seems to be in agreement - on a multihull
, store your heavy things as low as possible, or it will affect how the vessel sails
I can get behind that, but I can also really see how a bow roller would be a nice way to store an anchor
up front, ready to deploy. I currently store my anchors in a side locker, and take them out as needed. 40-odd feet of chain and a 35lb Delta
aren't too much for me to handle now, but I can certainly see why people love their windlasses when it comes time to pull up anchor!
So what's the real scoop? If I wanted to store my anchor
up on a bow roller, and my chain rode
in a through-deck fitting down in my bow bilge
somehow, what are my options? How much will this really affect the way the boat handles?