We have just one bow roller, already monopolized by our anchor,so if we pick up a mooring we lift the anchor out of position and stand it on the deck to free up the roller and the run back to the king cleat.
The anchor chain between anchor and windlass gets attached to the pulpit to keep it restrained, using the anchor restraint we have fitted.
Our anchor has a roll bar and is virtually flat on the bottom,it stands well, shank vertical. We put a mat under it to protect the deck.
We`ve done this many times,no problems, but it involves lifting the anchor,and is a 2 person job.
2005 Integrity 386 "Sojourn"