Set the anchor with reverse power, hook on the bridle, let out another 20+ feet of rode, then more reverse power to try to bury the anchor. Then let out lots more chain, so its weight will act as a kellet.
If your anchor roller isn't right at the bow (it is closer to the mast
on Leopards), you must use a bridle. Otherwise, the chain will saw into the hull as the boat swings over the chain.
Can't imagine cruising without a power windlass.
Usually used a bridle on my F27 trimaran
too. Otherwise it sailed at anchor faster than many monohulls' cruising speed!