I keep my primary anchor's chain on my windlass gypsy
with the lock engaged as well as a line from the "trip" position on the anchor tied down. My secondary anchor has a lock pin at the chain attachment to the stock; a tie down line at the middle of the stock; and two lines securing the fluke. I do this for coastal cruising. If I were taking some distance offshore
, I'd probably stow them below. I have a friend that had a wildly out of control anchor flying about on his bow half way to Bermuda
that made an ugly mess. You can't just step up an safely tame an anchor once it's snapping about!