This may be heresy, but we bring the anchor only up to about ten feet below the keel
, then motor
SLOWLY out of the anchorage. It usually washes most of the mud off. If not, I let out enough, so that it is behind the stern and go a bit faster. Our outboard
is hung on the port side, so I just make sure the anchor runs past the keel
As the rode
comes up, I sit on the bow with a rag-towel and wipe it. I find the boat
smells better when I do this. I also have a water
pump but have not installed. It.