Originally Posted by Plumper
I'd have to argue with the 80% power going backwards. That seems excessive to me unless your boat is way under powered. Some boats could drag their anchors around all day with 80% astern power.
I agree with the original poster. I do let my anchor settle for a few minutes before backing down on it, but I run the engine up to 2200 rpm (Yanmar 4JH4E) before declaring "anchor down."