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What's needed here is a substantial anchor with a buoy attached so it can be used on the way out and on the way back in, why I didn't think of this before... Thanks for bringing this up it's always a pain in the neck, particularly after you've run out of idle youf to carry you and your boat into the water on their heads until you float off.


But if the tide is out when you launch, the anchor could be in 20 foot deep water when you come back in? You'd need a series of buoys up the beach.


True, or high and dry half way up the beach if the reverse were the case, although we tend to be out for just an hour. But it's given me an idea for a two position set up, one close to the low water mark and the other nearer the high.

Might even try leaving it, but the way the weather has gone through our permanent marks this year just gone, the chances of it staying there are pretty slim, but it's not beyond the wit of man to design a two level device, think I'm going to give it a go. Now all I need is a remote control trolly moving device.


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Tide going out, tow it out and drop it, race, pick it up on the way in if it's still in deep water. Tide going in leave it, making sure you have enough rope and then pick up on the way in.

Now all I need is a remote control trolly moving device.

Now that's genius, a possible business opportunity there iGRF?


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>Now that's genius, a possible business opportunity there iGRF?</span>


They're out there already

google remote controlled caravan moving device

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As a caravanner for many years I was aware of such things but that one looks more capable than the usual 'jockey wheel with a motor' type devices. I've had a couple of 'vans with motor movers on the main wheels which are significantly better where a ton or two of caravan is involved.

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I have purchased a small folding grapple anchor (four spikes) from Amazon. It weighs 0.5kg and is around 20 cm long so its easy to put in a padded bag and carry in my boat without it clonking around and damaging stuff as I sail. I do understand that this anchor was designed for SUP or Kayaks but my sense is that it will be enough to hold my boat for a few minutes especially as where I launch is sheltered, sandy and gently shelving so pushing it into the sand with my foot should be enough - will report back!
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It should be possible to do so without locking the spikes so the top one will fall flat and remove the possibility of it damaging you or the boat.
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