Well you could walk out the anchor to the water's edge. lay out a 1/4 of the scope you are planning to use on/in chaffing gear (old fire hoses are great for this). Then as you cross your drop zone and start backing down, release the anchor and ease back to straighten out the chain/rhode while releasing one bight of chain/rhode at a time. Put the engine in neutral and then ease out the rest of the scope, allowing the wind & current to move you back. Then set your anchor with a hard tug on the rhode. Then sit there for awhile to insure that you are not dragging anchor. Secure everything for port and enjoy your stay.
Note: The chain is to run through the chaffing gear. Not carry the chaffing gear into the water. Its to protect your pristine decks, bulwarks an anything else you don't want destroyed by running chain. 4" fire hose or 2.5" fire hose would work. Anything lighter in material would probably not work.
Last edited by Boasun; 06-18-2007 at 12:38 AM.