Anchoring housekeeping

Store the anchors below deck in the anchor locker.
Make sure that the anchor is well secured and tied, as a loose anchor can cause a lot of damage.
Use a small fender as a wedge to protect the anchor from banging or rattling.
Make sure that the anchor locker is dry at all times, the drain is clear from obstructions and the watertight gaskets are in place and in good condition.
Sailing into a rough sea with water in the anchor locker will put the boat down by the bow and it will be difficult to steer.