I feel lke I already know the answer to this one, but I'll ask anyway...
On my local slipway I don't think I will have a problem launching my 4.5m SIB (famous last words!) but in the summer I will be going upto the Mull of Galloway and launching of a beach.
I am worried is because I will be launching single handed (not just here, but other places I may try over the summer), and think with the weight of my rig there may come a time when I need a winch.
Is there a way to safely use a winch on a SIB?
Do others perhaps put a winching eye somewhere other than the SIB material (ie. the solid floor, or the transom)?
Thanks for your collective wisdom,