Originally Posted by bartiny
An alternative to the Anchor Buddy.
I used the same technique in front of renting apartments in Greece.
But owner dived barrel filled with cement ... There is a chain between this barrel and buoy.
Another vote for anchor attached to bow.
Below mentioned my inflatable (anchor on the back, 10kg, rope 11m, deep 2m)
and rope between bow and rocks on the beach.
I have made 2 mistakes.
1. Anchor attached to transom (but it seems to be natural when beaching)
2. rope stretched between bow and rocks (you need to have some rubber or leave slack)
So you have a picture before:
Meltemi has started and first waves caused water flows over transom and one of the biggest (1m) wave lift boat up and put it gently in the center of the beach:
It is inflatable and I have transom wheels so after 2 hrs when wind calms it was not a problem to drag boat to Sea and continue trip.
I have used below mentioned anchor (rubber anchor for inflatables 2x5kg)
In 2015 I will use RIB HIGHFIELD OM540DL and have headache "how to anchor near wild beach". Beaches are mostly pebbles in Greece.