Has anyone taken this idea further in a full size boat?
Why would they?
A current reversal could trip this anchor out , so would be dangerous for anything but a day tripper.
To have a trip line self adjust our way is simple.
The line is secured to the anchor crown lead thru a small red float and secured to a sounding lead.
The lead on deck is sometimes a help , and if the length of line is less than 2x the water depth , its all automatic.
If the line is longer , the float ball wont be directly on top of the anchor ,but close enough to guide other anchoring boats.
Used every time , although not many times a year is a Hyd windlass not up to the task of anchor retreival.