Here's how it works. The idea is to put down enough weight-your anchor-to hold the bow in place against external forces such as wind or current. This way, the bow, not the stern, becomes the boat's turning axis. All you do is lower the anchor until it's just sitting on the bottom, not hooked in solid. You should be able to feel it skipping or bouncing through the rode. It's best to try it in water that's no more than two to three times deeper than your draft. If the water is too deep, handling the long rode cuts into the quick placing and removing of the pivot point, which is a key element to the technique. Once you get the feel of it, though, you'll be able to spin on a dime.