Originally Posted by Hightower
Or anchor off the beach a little and have the anchor rope on a loop. Disembark then pull the rib away from the shore anchoring the other end of the loop on the beach. Reverse technique to bring the rib closer not forgetting to pull the rib clear of the beach before you lower the outboard and start up.
Obviously many of the techniques will only be any good with the right sea conditions.
+1 Its one I use all the time
... one of the best Christmas presents I got last year, was a reel of loop my dad had made up for me specially with built in pully's .. it works fine in hefty winds too but beach length is the problem and up where we go they're all different, so you sometimes have to shift your set a couple of times in an afternoon say, but that aint a hardship.
If peeps want to make one up, just make sure your pulley or basic shackle at the deep water end has a swivel on it
otherwise you gunna get wet
.. mind you it makes you feel you've earned your next beer