Originally Posted by mmwjr
My 2400 has L bracket with a hole that I used a shackle through and ran the bitter end of the rode though to tie off.
That is what mine had. My current boat has a padeye in the anchor locker. The bitter end should be secured.
For those that run all chain, splice several feet of line to the bitter end of the chain. Enough to be able to be tied to the padeye and be fed out the windlass. This will allow you to cut the anchor chain free in (after tying a fender or polyball onto the biter end of the chain to retrieve the rode later).