We keep our stern chain and rode in an old military OD green rucksack... 40' of 5/16 chain and 250' of 3/8 rode... all stuffs into the pack with room left over... then I put that in the very front of our anchor locker
... This is for our stern anchor, Fortress
FX-23 is mounted on the stern rail, so we just grab the bag of rode when we need to deploy the stern anchor.
The main anchor is a Manson Supreme 35lber... 210' of 5/16 chain and 300' of rode. The rode is flaked in the bottom of the anchor locker
with the chain flaked on top of it... always drops nice, but you have to flake the rode and chain everytime. This anchor is either 1.) on the bow roller, 2.) ran back into the anchor locker with just the chain looping over the bale in the bow roller - (this keeps the bow clear in the pen, so we don't rub on the dock
... also for when your racing
and can't have an anchor protruding, but can quickly get the anchor under the pullpit and in the water)
Doesn't help you in deploying with the manual windlass
, but a bag might be a good solution if you just want to keep them separate.