Determine the water intensity in which you want to drop anchor. Calculate the proper amount of anchor scope (a 7:1 ratio is recommended). Lower the anchor and let out sufficient scope, then relaxed the rope to a bow cleat.
Make sure there's no dragóuse landmarks or onboard electronics to measure movement. If wished, reset the anchor. To retrieve the anchor, slowly motor in the direction of the anchor even as pulling in the rope. Consider, never tie off an anchor to the stern of a boat.