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Old 02 July 2019, 02:08   #1
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Beaching from RIB

Hi All,

Looking for tips on getting ashore when anchored off the beach.

Weíll be island hopping on the Galway Connemara coast again this year. We were beaching the RIB last summer...but the coves are a little small & rocky for this newbie (and his 7.4M boat ). Iím probably an accident waiting to happen.

So, this yearsí plan is to drop passengers and then anchor off shore. Most of the beaches have a steep shelf...so itís not too far to swim. But, itís the Atlantic.

Searching the forum, folks seem to use inflatable paddle boards, small tenders, etc. But, it occurred that Iím as well to have a cold dip than all the onboard hassle of an inflatable. I use a 3D tender to reach the hanging mooring....but thatís going to be just too big. Anyone have any thoughts on this? Winter wetsuit the best option? Please donít say a smaller boat

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We use an inflatable kayak, anchor off shore, pump up kayak in bow area, drop off side and paddle ashore. Takes five minutes to inflate and similar to put away.
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We use an inflatable kayak, anchor off shore, pump up kayak in bow area, drop off side and paddle ashore. Takes five minutes to inflate and similar to put away.

Thanks!! Do you know what kayak it is specifically? Size etc would be helpful. Iím assuming it packs real small. Also, do you have a ladder?
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Dry suit & a pair of fins
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Dry suit & a pair of fins

Hadnít thought of swimming....yet staying dry. Will investigate: thanks!
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Hadn’t thought of swimming....yet staying dry. Will investigate: thanks!
You'll find a couple of good quality 100% Waterproof Drybag's help too..(not just for the longer swims)....but especially for Clothes/Shoes /Kit/Picnic stuff/Rations ect....and provide somewhere to stow/carry the Drysuits/Fins once ashore if you want to stretch you're legs and explore or take Lunch somewhere
Not a smaller Boat....but the other alternative is a smaller inflatable tender
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Dry sack heaven as follows:-
https://www.lomo.co.uk/acatalog/Dry-Bag-Rucksacks.html


https://www.escape-watersports.co.uk/equipment/dry-bags
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Last year there was some chats about using an Anchor Buddy Mooring Line, sold by Boatworld.
This is the link, I've tried one with success, that said it needs to be fairly calm and you need to keep an eye on the tide.
https://boatworld.co.uk/boats/anchor...y-mooring-line
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We just carried a roll up Avon Redstart dinghy with inflatable floor in our 6.2m RIB without an issue - we could even take the little outboard for it if we wanted!

Very easy/quick to pump up with an LVM or equivalent inflator, and meant we could get multiple people ashore in places where there is no easy landing.
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Thanks!! Do you know what kayak it is specifically? Size etc would be helpful. Iím assuming it packs real small. Also, do you have a ladder?


https://www.outdoorxl.co.uk/sevylor-...saAnsXEALw_wcB

This is what we use, itís a Sevylor Pointer K2, you could get a K1 which would be smaller. It rolls up into a bag - not that small but small enough to fit nicely on the floor space in front of our console. Works for our needs
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