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Anchoring single handed whilst hove to?

Another heaving to question.

I usually heave to when I need to reef the main, and I usually heave to at the end of my sail to start the outboard and then drop the sails...

Does anyone have experience heaving to, going to the bow and dropping the anchor from there, crouched down behind the backed jib? The only problem I can imagine is if setting the anchor causes the boat to tack. So once set I'd have to quickly get the sails down. I would plan to lower all my sails whilst at anchor - would not plan to be hove to and anchored simultaneously.

I'm always trying to figure out ways to anchor single handed. My current practice is to drop the anchor from the cockpit, set it, and then walk the bitter end of the rode to the bow, cleat to bow, then uncleat the stern cleat. Reversing the process when its time to go. I generally do this while motoring. But I'm trying to become less reliant on the motor.

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