The old boat had no pulpit. I made a wood mock up and took it to my local fabricator. He built this in 1/4" 316L stainless. Two rollers and a strut for support. Also welded on a 4" pipe with a ss pin through it to work as a bitt.I had to polish it myself.
It was probably the strongest part of the boat and garnered many compliments. A frech start may get you exactly what you want. My fabricator was not a "marine" shop so the price was very reasonable.
Had no issues with the anchor hitting the hull but that may be due to my situation.
First shot shows strut, 2nd (Quissett Harbor, MA) pulpit with windlass, 3rd mooring bitt windlass removed for maintenance, 4th fabrication
North Pacific 45