Originally Posted by Pikey Dave
A cleat, ring, loop in the rope end, a small bouy as Marty suggests, I dunno, use your imagination. You've already identified the risk that it might go over the side, you now need to mitigate the risk.
I have mitigated the risk, by making sure it is tied to boat in position for deployment before leaving harbour - and that what my advice to anybody is. And addition of anchor buoy sounds good advice too.
It was you that suggested keeping at the rear of boat, and a later mocking post to me stating it has to be attached to boat at all times ...
My point was, an anchor should be attached to boat and ready to use at all times when the boat is being used.
If it is not - there is a chance when you are in a "panic" you forget to tie it on to boat, or you assumed your crew had done it.
IMHO i see, an attached anchor ready to be deployed is good practice....