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Re: Anchoring single handed whilst hove to?
Small boats Capta, so they have tiny foredecks. Pretty tricky to sail these little boats from out on the bow. Heaving to gives you a more stable platform to work from.
Like the OP, I heave to even just to start my outboard.
I agree, it might not make sense on a bigger boat.
Heres a look at my foredeck. About 18 inches across with no life lines. No anchor locker either. My anchor is stored in a cockpit locker.