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Old 14 September 2010, 14:38   #1
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Beaching/landing on the Jurassic Coast

Hi there all,
this is my first year with a RIB (4.2m Valke - 40hp outboard) and we are having great fun. One of the problems we have is the Jurassic Coast of Lyme Bay (Dorset/Devon) is that it is pebbles as opposed to sand and whilst we can find beaches that are are sea locked (so no tourists) and can get ashore by getting wet or using a ringo/doughnut - it takes ages and is a real nightmare getting all the picnic gear, BBQ etc ashore and back in the boat at the end of the day.

If I am going to beach - what should I avoid and what should I do?

If I am going to anchor - I thought I might try and make one of these things
http://www.neilmoomey.com/howtos/anchor_buoy/
has anyone ever tried something similar like this? On a pebble beach?

or an achor buddy type rope (http://www.anchorbuddy.com/) does anyone use them or know where to get them in England?

but I still need to get people ashore and I am therefore interested in how others go about landing and recovering a family and all its gear.

Look forward to hearing from the experts.
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Anchoring off

When I lived in Cornwall an old boy on the beach at Flushing showed me how to anchor off a bit , simple really .
Take a standard anchor of your choice and tie a light line around the anchor end if that is the correct term i.e. the bit that digs into sand or mud .Make sure that the line is long enough to reach far enough for you to be happy the boat will be out of harms way when the tide drops . Balance the anchor on the nose with the anchor rope flaked down on the floor where it will run freely . Get all ashore and turn the boat around and push as hard you can out away from the beach . Hold on to light line .Push boat as hard away from the beach , when it stops moving pull on your light line and the anchor will drop off the bow and anchor the boat , when you are ready to go simply pull in on the light line and recover the anchor onto the beach ., Won't work so well on an onshore breeze or if you let go off the light line!
I await Mollers claim that this is an old Penryn system stolen by us Flushing types !
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When I lived in Cornwall an old boy on the beach at Flushing showed me how to anchor off a bit ,
You kept that quiet.

I also learnt to 'trip' from a Flushing 'Old Boy' who eventually became my Grandfather-in-law. Who taught you?

Do we know each other?
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Oh god ! are we related ?
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I hope not.

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No , I think he was called Mr Eddie, smoked the foulest smelling pipe known to man and handmade punts down on the beach by what was Falmouth Boat Co yard . He used to steam timbers in an old drainage pipe to bend them to shape . I think he was related to the Johns family but not sure .
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No , I think he was called Mr Eddie, smoked the foulest smelling pipe known to man and handmade punts down on the beach by what was Falmouth Boat Co yard . He used to steam timbers in an old drainage pipe to bend them to shape . I think he was related to the Johns family but not sure .
Try Reggie Lang, he smoked 'twist' or 'pig-tail', it stank. About 5' 3"? He spent most of his later down at Boat Co. he had his own tiny shed.
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That was him , small world eh
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Papa Stick, my kids Great Grandad.

We were taught to trip a boat by the same guy.

So, who are you then?
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this may not end well ...............
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