Saw this in Surprise Cove this weekend. Drop anchor, let out some line, figure that's about the right amount and tie it off. That's it. There was little to no wind and the forecast was for more of the same, but I've always dropped anchor, backed up (usually toward the closest shore), made sure the anchor caught and held, and then tied it off. Looked like a new boat, so maybe he's new at anchoring. Hope it doesn't come back to bite him some day when the wind kicks up. Stranger yet, I saw a guy on about a 32 foot boat do the same thing. I don't think this was his first time out.