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Bob Harland

We used to have this arrangement. The drum was about dia 10″
The bitter end was fastened to the core of the drum – I don’t see any other way to do it.
We had about 50m warp in total.
We had a dia 6mm pivot pin and the drum + warp was on the limit for the weight the pin could handle. It should not be used to take any kind of load. Hopefully you are never anywhere close to the end of your anchor warp. If you find you are using the full extent of anchor warp then it might be an idea to get some more.
The kicking strap tended to foul the drum when sailing downwind. So we cut part of the drum away to alleviate that.

hope that helps