I have Vetus foot switches. They work
fine from a functional perspective. The trick with them is you step on the wrong one a lot. Flip open the cover on the one you need. I find some times when raising I need to lower. The Chesapeake mud is pretty ugly stuff and needs a wash down.
I'm looking at everything but my feet. Up when you mean down is a problem. I also have a wired control but I've never used it. Ikepp thinking it would be better
I also have a helm
toggle switch that I won't allow my wife to use (she motors and I drop and raise the hook). It was for doing the hook solo.
You learn. Find something that works for you and the crew and stick with it. On the fly procedures usually are doomed. I learned all that with docking
in the home slip. One simple procedure works best. Hand signals are better than yelling. I get in trouble if I yell. You really don't need to look (and sound) like a jerk when anchoring