Anchoring is a peaceful alternative to harbor hopping. With the right equipment and proper technique, you can relax and enjoy the beauty of natural surroundings. Most anchor designs will work when properly deployed. It must be of adequate size and have several feet of heavy chain and sufficient nylon line attached. If using all chain, you will need a mechanical or electric windlass (or strong, willing crew) to raise it. Mark the rope at intervals of 20 to 25 feet and attach a floating marker….read more here.