To answer the original question, mines in the bow locker and its the biggest Bruce I could get through the whole ;-)
If you don't have your anchor permanently attached, there are a few options even for those of you who do they might be ideas.
First is to have a pickup buoy just short of the bitter end so if you get it snagged or have to leave it in a hurry you can recover it later. or if you forgot to tie it on .............
As for tieing on its a good idea to be able to release it quickly so a sacrificial bit of line you don't mind cutting ? An option we use offshore is called a quick link (Stu might know the trade names) basically imagine a large chain link that someone has cut two diagonal cuts in one of the long sides in an X pattern.
With another link the same you can line the cuts up and you now have it joined.
This can be done quickly and doesn't come undone on its own. Having difficulty finding a picture and being in main office can't walk out to garage to get one. best I can find is http://store.hamiltonmarine.com/browse.cfm/4,24221.html
I don't mean this type http://marinestore.co.uk/page/mrst/C...rs-split-link/