Originally Posted by The Gurnard
Can anyone confirm that anchoring as shown in the second video with an anchor buddy is the recommended way?
I may be in the minority, but having owned and used an Anchor Buddy, along with seeing them used many times, there is no way today I would use one even on a lake. If they can stretch enough to reach shore...well then they can stretch enough to have your boat wind up on shore in a heavy wind. I have seen it almost happen to someone Else's boat, except we ran down and pushed their boat away from shore, then yelled at them.
The way I do it now is to use a larger pulley attached to a buoy, and pull the boat out to the anchored buoy, then pull it back to shore with a stern line. Of course if the shore isn't too step I just wheel up.
Depending on some help and what not, a few of those inflatable rollers would bring the RIB right up onto shore.
Here is one video of how things can go wrong. There is a better one of a sailboats RIB that flips on a beach in the tropics when the water goes from glass to breakers. Unfortunately I can't seem to hit the key words.
Found it! Watch from around 1:50 seconds on.